CHRISTMAS TIDE IN CANADA
Seasons of festivity, both sacred and secular, have never lacked zealous observance in Canada. The earliest colonists were essentially a religious people. Even when at sea Jacques Cartier was mindful of his calendar, and the great river that was expected to bear the adventurers to far Cathay was named after the valiant deacon who defied the power of heathen Rome.
Something of the crusading spirit as well as chivalry still lingered in the minds of Frenchmen, and even Basque and Breton sailors aspired to share the labors of the missionary. Such men were not likely to allow fast or festival to pass unnoticed. And, as they came of a gay and sociable race, in any plan of life that they might adopt merriment and good cheer were pretty sure to have recognition. Continue reading
Canadian images of gift-givers
Canadian images of the Christmas Season
Some of Parker St.’s decorations date from
Christmas on Champlain Blvd., Lasalle in the 1960s
Note: Parker St. is my sister’s home Continue reading
Christmas in every nook and cranny.
Thank you for the compliment about my angel ornaments. They are handpainted on the inside through the tiny hole at the top !!! This method is called “Li Bien” and they are sold at Pier One Imports. Every year they have a different angel and I have been collecting them for quite a few years now. Carol-Ann
A selection of contemporary ornaments