Comments on: Christmas in France http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:57:14 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: idiomatico http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-460567 idiomatico Thu, 09 May 2013 10:55:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-460567 These ornaments are really nice!

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By: tere http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-419802 tere Tue, 11 Dec 2012 11:02:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-419802 hahaha!! Half of the world celebrates it with heat! That’s why we make bbqs, hang twinkle lights at the terrace and living trees hold ornaments in the garden. Family dinner is outside, everyone brings something made with love for that gathering, lots of salads and fruit, the kids play with lanterns outside and wait until Santa brings the presents from baby Jesus. Then we all go to the manger and set The Baby on his place with a little prayer. How does it sound? I think I like it better :^)

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By: Bree http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-419692 Bree Tue, 11 Dec 2012 03:41:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-419692 I love the Christmas (and Easter) markets in Prague, Vienna and all around Germany.

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By: Rachel http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-329285 Rachel Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:56:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-329285 Yes! It is so hilarious to read and even listen to his rendition. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to really understand this holiday. Your “Vintage Eurocar pictures turned out great! Hope you all are having a fantastic holiday!

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By: Nicola http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328978 Nicola Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:36:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328978 We’re spending our first Christmas in France too. It’s definitely much more low key than America, where we have been for the last ten years, or Britain where I grew up. Possibly the easiest part of a French Christmas is the complete lack of any line in the Post Office – I’ve been twice in the last week and have been first in line both times! I wrote about some of the differences we have noticed here: http://growingberries.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmasholidaysnoel.html

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By: Avimom http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328969 Avimom Wed, 21 Dec 2011 03:31:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328969 I once spent Christmas in Japan, in 1995. It was celebrated more like we would celebrate Valentine’s Day. You buy your sweetheart a present and go out for a fancy lunch or dinner. Most of the ex-pats went to brunch and then to the movies.

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By: Earendil http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328939 Earendil Tue, 20 Dec 2011 10:05:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328939 I love reading your posts about what you observe in france, i always enjoy hearing what other people think about us french, it’s always quite funny! ;)

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By: CrazyUS (Beth) http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328927 CrazyUS (Beth) Tue, 20 Dec 2011 02:31:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328927 I love them ALL & especially love the star! So cool!

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By: Hannah Anderson http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328926 Hannah Anderson Tue, 20 Dec 2011 02:10:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328926 When we were living overseas in NZ, Christmas was a big adjustment for this northern girl who is used to a white Christmas. Despite the fact that it was the middle of summer and BBQs were the norm, I had to have some reminder of home. So that year, for several weeks leading up to Christmas, I hand cut dozens of paper snowflakes of all varieties and sizes to put on our tree. I used no other ornaments (they were back in the States) and it turned out to be one of the loveliest we’ve ever had. I still have many of those snowflakes and they make their seasonal showing every year.

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By: jennie w. http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328911 jennie w. Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:32:01 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328911 I’m spending my Christmas in the exotic country of Texas, where all the decorations are twice as big and twice as gaudy as everywhere else in the country! I have seen at least three life-sized displays of Santa being pulled in his sleigh by either longhorns or armadillos. Yee-haw!

I’m loving the descriptions of Christmas all around the world. So wonderful!

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By: Barchbo http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328910 Barchbo Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:27:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328910 I love reading about Christmas in France, but I also loved reading everyone’s stories about Christmases abroad – so much fun!

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By: Barchbo http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328908 Barchbo Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:11:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328908 Such a great story – a great example of respect and love.

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By: Leah Jordan http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328897 Leah Jordan Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:00:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328897 I lived in Granada, Spain last year and the holiday season was fabulous! As if the bakeries needed an excuse to stock up on sweets, the window displays were piled high with piononos and King’s Cake for Three Kings Day on January 6. There were lights everywhere and the shops actually stayed open until their posted times! (Shops in Granada tend to close about 45 minutes earlier than posted. It’s the Spanish culture!) :) I ended up in Rome for Christmas weekend with some family that came to visit and it, too, was fantastic! We went midnight mass and did a ton of site-seeing. As much fun as we had, it simply doesn’t compare with Christmas at home in Texas with all of my family around sitting around our tree, singing carols and worshipping our newborn Savior! Needless to say, I’m glad to be home! :)

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328893 Design Mom Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:40:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328893 Hi Rachel! Have you ever read the David Sedaris essay about holiday traditions in The Netherlands? It might be my favorite thing he’s ever written. Here’s the link:

http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ1202-DEC_SEDARIS

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328892 Design Mom Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:36:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328892 I love anything that brings the emphasis on families. Sounds lovely.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328891 Design Mom Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:35:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328891 I have yet to see Paris this month, but hopefully this week. I’m sure it’s stunning.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328890 Design Mom Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:35:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328890 I think I need to try a hot Christmas at least once. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328889 Design Mom Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:34:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328889 What an experience, Tracy!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328888 Design Mom Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:33:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328888 I would love to see Croatia! Your holiday traditions sound lovely.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/12/ask-design-mom-christmas-in-france/comment-page-1/#comment-328887 Design Mom Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:32:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=15246#comment-328887 I’m already jealous of your big family lunches. I’m sure they will be amazing!

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