Some of our traditions is all day cookie making. Really all day! We put out a good 65 to 80 dozen cookies that day for gifts. The annual jelly, jam and bread making for gifts. Granny M is our go to woman for all things sticky while I am the one that packs in the carbs. I do find that it is harder to keep the traditions now that JD is off on her own and our other children and grandbabes are not close. This year seems particularly quiet so far. So I want to see about doing The Christmas Web when the Grandbabes get to come for their visit.
Developed by Kerry J. Grinkmeyer, The Christmas Web was inspired by the Grinkmeyer family tradition of hanging family Christmas stockings on the mantel the day after Thanksgiving. In each stocking, Mr. Grinkmeyer would insert a spool (Magic Wand) with 70 yards of yarn wound around it. When the children came down Christmas morning, they found that the yarn was wound through the house - around window latches, door knobs, chairs and doors. It ended in a closet or cabinet which held their special gift from one of Santa’s elves, an elf who had been looking out for them for the past year and knew of their desire for this special gift. 20 years later, this tradition was passed down to their three grandchildren. In 2011, Mr. Grinkmeyer wrote the book Christmas Web to share his family tradition with the rest of the world.
Well this continued to grow. Finally Mr. Grinkmeyer wrote a book to tell the story of how Santa and the Elves came about with a Christmas Web. It is explained and shown here in this video. Maybe this is the new tradition you have been waiting for. It is one that the "Webb" household is starting this year with their Grandbabes. I can't wait to see the fun of them searching for their special gift. Thanks so to the whole Grinkmeyer family for sharing their tradition and giving me The Christmas Web set to start our new tradition.