Blog Fodder: Themes for December

December is a busy month, so writing weeks in advance is advised, if you wish to keep up your normal blog writing schedule. There is much to write about besides the holidays.

December 5: Repeal Day. The 21st Amendment ended Prohibition when it was ratified on December 5, 1933. Which of your ancestors would have been adults during that time.  Do you remember any stories that they told about it?

November 6: St. Nicholas Day. St. Nicholas is a European tradition, that was carried to the Vintage Christmas postcardAmerican Colonies. Did you ever hear stories about St. Nick, or did you celebrate this day?

December 7: International Civil Aviation Day. The day was created on December 7, 1944. Were there any civilian pilots in your family? What are your earliest memories of airline flight?

December 12: Poinsettia Day. Yes folks, this was officially declared by Congress to honor Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first Ambassador to Mexico who brought this plant back with him to the United States and grew them.

December 15: Bill of Rights Day. This day honors the key amendments to the U.S. Constitution that protect our individual rights. On 15 December 1791 ten out of 12 proposed amendments were added to the Constitution. Which of the amendments are most important to you and how has it impacted your life?

December 21: Forefather’s Day commemorates the pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Do you have a Mayflower ancestor?

December 25: Christmas Day. Share a memory of this day past or present. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, then share memories of anything you do celebrate in December.

December 26: Boxing Day is celebrated in the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and other British commonwealth countries. If you have been a part of Boxing Day celebrations, this would be a great time to write about it.

December 31: New Year’s Eve. Some people whoop it up, and others just sleep into the New Year. How do you spend yours?

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