With 2003 approaching our newsletter is becoming more and more interactive:
We've received emails from our readers responding to Sue's Christmas traditions.
This week I'd like to share with you an email exchange between Katrin Leuthold of http://www.vb-leuthold.de/
The season of advent is always connected to Christmas preparations. I baked Christmas cookies at the 1st advent. Those are different types like Buttercookies (stars, moons, angels and so on), 'Nusstaler' and 'Zuckerkringel'.
It takes the whole day and it'll do until Christmas Day.
Some of the cookies are given to friends. The Stollen is baked by my mother in law. It is very delicious!
With us it is an Advent tradition to adorn the room with fir wreaths, smoking men, angels playing instruments and a lot of candles.
This is trashy but it is very comfortable and 'christmassy'..."
Tomorrow I'll send you Sue's response.
In the meantime I wish you a relaxing and peaceful Advent 4.