Last year, we had the privilege of spending Christmas day with the Eldh family, who celebrate with spirited Swedish traditions. As someone whose family takes pride in their offbeat ethnic holiday traditions, I was thrilled to be among like-minded folk.
After a sampling of odd gelatinous meat products and beet-laced spreads, we sat down for dinner at a table adorned with a beautiful shot glass at each place setting, and several bottles of Akvavit. Now you're talking! Mark was asked to make a toast, and immediately afterwards the entire family burst into a drinking song! Followed by a slug of Akvavit.
This happened several more times through the course of the meal, and the family was kind enough to print out lyrics to Helan Går so the three non-Eldhs could sing along. Kinda made me want to be Swedish, at least for a day.
Happy holidays to you and yours, and here's to wacky traditions that make for treasured memories!
This post is part of DeliciousBaby's Photo Friday series. Thanks, DB, for a year of inspiring Photo Fridays!
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