Holiday Greetings 09
Every December, as holidays approach and we see the rush around us with everyone getting ready for the upcoming festivities and presents to buy for friends and families, I think of how fortunate I am to have the gift of two cultures to which I belong. One was growing up in Armenia where holidays were simple, and the other is here in the U.S. with its own traditions.
I can't help but think of the joy of receiving a red wooden sled when I was a child in Armenia especially when I see my children lose their happiness after opening their gifts on Christmas. During the winter holiday, for hours on end, I would be out every afternoon with cousins and friends sliding down the hill and then standing on queue to get up the hill and go down again. I would come home late in the afternoon and my mom would have hot tea, home-made cookies and delicious preserves which were made during the summer harvest that we would have bought from farmers when visiting their orchards.
In this fast changing world, and more than thirty years later, I have stayed true to these memories and traditions by safe-keeping Harvest Song Preserves with our use of natural harvested fruits and simple artisan preserve-making including no added preservatives and pectins.
Please enjoy the winter holiday afternoons with some, tea, biscuits and Harvest Song Preserves. I would love to hear of your own childhood memories on our blog and to know of those simple pleasures with which you remember them.
Stay warm and enjoy your holidays.