Winter solstice celebrations and rites are some of the oldest known -- rituals in honor of the forces of nature as a way of ensuring the return of the sun and warmer, more fertile days. These same Yule rites and celebrations are still being held even to this day.
The making of gingerbread men and gingerbread homes is popular Yuletime favorite. For an entertaining activity, share stories while decorating gingerbread men. According to old Germanic tradition and folklore... Here are some of our family's favorite gingerbread recipes.
There are countless recipes for this festive time of year; many having unique and interesting origins. So let's delve into some of these recipes and learn how they came about and the meaning behind them -- meanings that at one point in time held great significance to the people of yesteryear.