Christmas in Williamsburg: 300 Years of Family Traditions
National Geographic Children's Books / 2011 / Hardcover
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Capture the old-fashioned glow of a Williamsburg Christmas on every nostalgic page, lavishly illustrated with color photos and scenes of Williamsburg ready for Christmas.
Learn about colonial traditions, American Christmases of the past, and old-fashioned craft and decoratives for Christmas celebrations. Handsome hardcover from National Geographic includes recipes and how-to's for colonial crafts plus a timeline of Christmas celebrations through the years.
Bring the warm glow of Christmas past into your home with nostalgic Williamsburg flavor. The perfect holiday gift, this gorgeously illustrated, handsomely designed book will become a family keepsake and a seasonal celebration of our nations past. Packed with traditions, crafts, recipes, and customs that span three hundred years of American Christmases, this volume traces the rise of the holiday from colonial times to the present. Exclusively shot reenactment photography and beautifully illustrated history bring traditions of yesteryear such as make-a-wish holiday tree tags, handcrafted hot chocolate, Victorian style paper chains, and hand-crafted clove orange pomanders straight to your familys living room for a more meaningful family holiday season.
Also showcased are Colonial Williamsburg festivities and traditions such the Grand Illuminationwhich launches the Christmas season with fireworks, wreath-making workshops, Christmas concerts, recipes, and more. Youll feel like you are in Williamsburg with luminous photographs of historic places, artifacts from the Williamsburg craft museum, and hands-on activities for kids. Turn the pages and watch the sights and smells come aliveChristmas has come!
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