The Candy Cane
In Europe, they decorated their Christmas trees with white sugar candy sticks. A church official bent the ends to make it look like a shepherd’s crook. They were passed out at the services to children to keep them content during the services. It wasn’t until the 1900s that we put the stripes in the candy canes as we know them today.
The Christmas Tree
In the 11th century, people decorated trees with red apples to symbolize the tree of Paradise. In the 15th century, people put the trees in their houses on December 24th, which was believed to be the feast day of Adam and Eve. Prince Albert set a Christmas tree up in 1841 and was so popular everyone began putting up their own trees. They were decorated with homemade items such as candy and cookies and garlands.

Ten Commandments for a Joyful Christmas

1. Thou shalt not leave “Christ” out of Christmas, making it “Xmas.” To some, “X” is an unknown.
2. Thou shalt prepare thy soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts that thy soul is forgotten.
3. Thou shalt not let Santa Claus replace Christ, thus robbing the day of its spiritual reality.
4. Thou shalt not burden the shop girl, the mailman, and the merchant with complaints and demands.
5. Thou shalt give thyself with thy gift. This will increase its value a hundredfold, and he who receiveth it shall treasure it forever.
6. Thou shalt not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least expensive gift may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.
7. Thou shalt not neglect the needy. Share thy blessings with many who will go hungry and cold unless thou art generous.
8. Thou shalt not neglect thy church. Its services highlight the true meaning of the season.
9. Thou shalt be as a little child. Not until thou has become in spirit as a little one art thou ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.
10. Thou shalt give thy heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of thy Christmas list.

I don’t have any particular plans made for the weekend, if im not lazy putting my tree up and just a little one now for not able to handle the big ones hehe..then i have to watch cartoons film for a couple of hours :) while hubby don’t like it., huh! don’t laugh, i luv it!
I hope that each of you had a super TGIF and will have an awesome weekend.