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Re: The assorted Christmas pics thread
« Reply #160 on: December 23, 2012, 11:06:36 pm »
We had a similar tradition in french Canada, but (as I remember it,) it was part of the New Year's Day shoe-under-the-tree variety. Sounds really wimpy and on the cheap compared to today's Christmases but your picture Chrissi brought back the memory of a mandarine orange, candy cane and a bottle of chocolate milk in the shoe.

Thanks for that, both of you.

I'm thinking, 50 years from now, if the tradition has been way layed, your kids will fondly remember these small special gestures.

Wow, a few weeks ago, I was wondering whether to buy a seasonal perfume oil which happened to be called "Orange in her Slipper" and it detailed a tradition of people finding oranges in their shoes for Xmas back in the days when such fruit were rare.  I had never heard of such a thing.  I'm glad to read that such a tradition does truly exist!