Friday, December 27, 2013

Holidays for December 27th 2013

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day


Make Cut Out Snowflake Day is here and now. Here's a day to show your crafty skills, as you make paper snowflakes. Making cut out snowflakes is a great project for kids. However, you don't have to be a kid, to have fun making paper snowflakes. It's a skill that is practiced by many people.

They say no two snowflakes are alike. It shouldn't come as a surprise, that there are seemingly countless different snowflake designs. Templates abound, from fast and easy patterns, to intricate time consuming designs to challenge the most practiced "snowflaker".

So, if you like snow...bring it on! Bring out the paper and scissors, and cut out some paper snowflakes on this very special Make Cut Out Snowflake Day.

I’m mildly surprised as to the selection of December 27 to celebrate this day. Making paper snowflakes is a very popular school craft project. On December 27, all school children are out on Christmas holiday.

National Fruitcake Day


This holiday is celebrated annually on December 27 every year.

It wouldn't be Christmas if the traditional fruit cake wasn't sitting on the dessert table. I have wonderful memories of watching my Mother mixing up fruit cakes each and every Christmas and it was magical. When I became old enough to use a knife I would help her chop up the candied fruit and pore it in the mixing bowl. She would mix up the huge batch with her hands by rolling it over and over until it was distributed evenly.

I have to say though that I don't like to eat fruit cakes made with candied fruit at all. But having said that, I still always want a fruit cake each Christmas because they hold so many great memories for me. They look so beautiful with all the red, yellow and green candied colors! giggle~

Go ahead- make some fruit cake memories for your family too! If you don't like the traditional American recipe of using candied fruit, then try one of the new recipes that use dried fruit and nuts with no candied fruits at all. There delicious!

Fruitcake (or fruit cake) is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices, and optionally soaked in spirits. In the United Kingdom certain rich versions may be iced and decorated. Fruitcakes are often served in the celebration of weddings and Christmas.