Excerpts from Just Cross Stitch Special Christmas Issue: Christmas Ornaments (December, 2000)

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The fourth Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue included the Heart in Hand Needleart ornament Snow Joe.

My family is fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood filled with wonderful friends. The families look out for each other's children. Some families vacation together, others go to church together.We have an annual Oktoberfest celebration in the cul-de-sac with grills and a potluck supper. In our neighborhood, my daughters, Elise and Allison, are blessed with more than a half-dozen girlfriends (more like sisters!)...

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Cecilia went on to describe annual Christmas gatherings that begin with caroling around the neighborhood with both Christmas carols and a Hanukkah song. Parents join is afterwards for hot chocolate, holiday cookies, and candies with the children.

It's a great way to celebrate the holiday season with friends. Try it in your neighborhood this year!

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