Hello friends. Are you enjoying the Christmas season? For many years, my sister has had a tradition of making orange pomanders around the holidays. I remember going over her house, and the scent of oranges and spices filled her kitchen. It was so nice, and since I love oranges, I thought I'd share some with you.
A few days ago, she made some with her grandson. They had such a fun time making them, and I think they turned out festive and pretty.
I talked to my sister on the phone last week, and she was cracking me up with stories about our childhood. She took after my mom and is a good seamstress, and she also knits and sews quilts. She's always busy with her hands. We remember our mom starting a project in the morning, and finishing it up that same day. One time we came home from school and found a BIG snowman sitting in the front of our living room. We wondered how she managed to put it together in one day. She made me laugh when she told stories about our funky mom. But some of them didn't surprise me much, as I'm a bit funky myself. ; )
The orange pomanders are a wonderful tradition that my sister does every year, and I think I'm going to start making these too. Oh, won't the kitchen smell nice?
I thought about one of my favorite Christmas shows that I recently watched, Christmas Oranges. Giving oranges is a dear tradition in my family at Christmastime.