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    My grandmother used to fill our stockings with items she remembers Santa bringing her: oranges, apples and walnuts. Sometimes she’d add a big peppermint stick and some simple gifts. She was born in 1896 and in that era, there were no refrigerated train cars so you could only get citrus shipped in the winter when it would not spoil. I really treasure the stories she told us of her own childhood,when Christmases were more simple and meaningful. Perhaps if you incorporate things from your own childhood, it would continue a nice tradition.
     And, remember, Christmas is a religious holiday! Doing things like attending church services, setting up a nativity scene and reading the Christmas story from the book of Luke in the Bible are always the most meaningful things you can do. Some families today bake a birthday cake for the Baby Jesus and have a children’s party for Him.