Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Winner of FREE Family Christmas Pajamas Announced!

Congratulations to Lisa Santangelo-Mangini, our winner of FREE matching family outfits for her family including the family dog if she has one! 
 
 
Lisa shared the following family holiday tradition with us:
 
"My favorite holiday tradition is one that my Uncle who lives in Saratoga Springs NY shared with us & we do it every Christmas..I buy a Peppermint Pig from Saratoga Sweets http://www.saratogasweets.com/peppermint-pig-tale.cfm
It comes with a story which we all take turns reading & then starting from the youngest to the oldest we all take a "whack" at the pig with the little hammer that comes with it & then each take a piece of the candy in hopes of a good year to come :)"
 
 
More about the Peppermint Pig:

The "Peppermint Pig™ as aptly it was named, was cast of hard candy similar in fashion to candy cane and festive pink in colour. And while the pig is honored in Victorian holiday tradition as a symbol of good health, happiness and prosperity, these special "Peppermint Pigs",™ unique to Saratoga Springs, NY, came to represent much more. They proudly stood for and old-fashioned Yuletide itself-a wonderful time when red-cheeked children laughed and rode old wooden sleds over fresh snow, when church bells pealed and fond recollections were shared by family and friends. After the holiday dinner, the Pig was passed amongst those gathered, each in turn giving the pouch a firm tap and sharing a tale of the past year's good fortune. The delicious broken peppermint and warm memories were enjoyed by all in hopes of prosperity for the coming year.

 
Thank you, Lisa, so much for being a facebook subscriber and for sharing your wonderful family holiday tradition with us!
 
Stay tuned for Lisa's choice of matching family holiday outfits for her family.