My Mother makes us Pajamas for Christmas: Traditions for Strong Families
Kristi A. Bell Curator, Wilson Folklore Archives
- Time: 3:00 PM
- Date: Thursday, December 9, 2004
- Place: DeLamar Jensen Lecture Room, 1130 HBLL
About the Event
The Christmas traditions of others can seem very different. After all, aren’t our own customs always the very best, the most correct? And you are right. For your family your traditions are wonderful. But as for me and my house–well that’s a different story. Our stories and traditions tell us who we are and how we fit into our family. They emphasize what is important to us. We are told by their fruits ye shall know them. The patterns, traditions, stories that we share within our families create a unique family spirit. Come and here the stories housed in the Wilson Folklore Archives about putting Christ in Christmas, being together as a family, traditional gifts, and how to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in your home all year long. Kristi A. Bell has been the curator of the Wilson Archives since 1995. She has given numerous professional and community presentations. Her research has focused on family narratives and Mormon courtship customs. She is the mother of six daughters and the grandmother of 2½ grandchildren. She also has two wonderful sons-in-law. Christmas is her favorite holiday.