At Classic Tassels and More, we celebrate all things Southern. So naturally, we like for our Christmas festivities to take on a little Southern drawl, so to speak.
I was having coffee with a friend just the other day and asked her to describe what she thought were the most important ideals of Southern style at Christmas. And so began a long and discussion on all the finer points of Christmas in the South. The words tradition, family, and food came up often during our discussion. But at the heart of it, we both agreed that the Southern Christmas was best defined by the values and memories held dear by all those who celebrated by saying “Merry Christmas Y’all!”
Although I suspect that many of those values and memories are shared with our friends far north of the Mason-Dixon line and as far west as the Gold Rush, there is something so very priceless to me about a Southern Christmas. Just thinking about all the ideas that encompass Christmas in the South makes me feel like I’ve come home. But that’s the point behind Southern style, isn’t it? Coming home.
And so it is in honor of our Southern heritage, that we share with you a few of our favorite things about a Southern Christmas:
Decorating with mason jars is a must.
And don’t forget your Magnolia wreaths.
Have a visit with Grandma to get her recipe for Divinity. Better yet, spend the afternoon with her making it.
Don’t forget to make a few biscuits for Christmas morning.
Make time for a Christmas tree lighting or two, perhaps at a local Southern historic home.
Be sure to say this as many times as you can.
Most importantly, don’t forget the real reason for this season.
Next week, we are bringing you a Christmas home tour that you won’t want to miss. But until then, Merry Christmas Y’all!