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O’ Tannenbaum

First the Photo:  Where did the tradition of decorating a fresh cut tree come from?  To find on a map: Europe>Germany

Second the Question: Spend some time this year as a family talking about each of your ornaments, where did they come from?  What life event do they symbolize? Do you have any family traditions surrounding how or when you decorate your tree? What do you place at the top of your tree?

holiday scavenger hunt

Third the Next Steps:  A fun way to celebrate your beautiful tree this year is to move the chairs back and break the family into teams..Set a timer and then hand out this Holiday Scavenger Hunt..  Ready! Set! Go! See which team can find all of the things on the list first.  Feel free to customize the list to suit your ornament selection.  Do you have one special ornament that folks can find as extra credit?  Maybe a pickle per chance??  This is a wonderful game that spans the ages and gets folks into the holiday spirit!

Merry Christmas and all of the joys of the season to you and yours!