SE Minnesota’s 10 Most Heartwarming Christmas Traditions
Minnesota is the 12th largest U.S. state in area and the 22nd most populous, with over 5.7 million residents. And since it became a state in 1858 there's been someone here creating Christmas traditions.
Though, I found out, not everyone.
"The Christmas that Americans celebrate today seems like a timeless weaving of custom and feeling beyond the reach of history. Yet the familiar mix of carols, cards, presents, trees, multiplicities of Santas and holiday neuroses that have come to define December 25th in the United States is little more than a hundred years old." (Source)
But even if most of our traditions are only 25 - 100 years old, they're still something we love to talk about. To share, and sometimes, to create anew.
Not every tradition needs to go on forever. This is a quick message if you have a hard time dealing with old traditions because you don't think you can do it as well as it was done in the past...it's totally cool to start a new one for you, for your family, for your pets.
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Now, let's take a look at what Southern Minnesotans say are their favorite Christmas Traditions.
10 of Minnesota's Favorite Christmas Traditions
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