Love For Literature: Celebrating Jólabókaflóð
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Celebrating Jólabókaflóð at Camden Waterford Lakes went off without a hitch. If your reading this and thinking what is Jólabókaflóð, let me give you a little back story. Jólabókaflóð is the Icelandic holiday of gifting books. It started during WWII due since paper was one of the few items that was not rationed during the war. On Christmas Eve, books are exchanged as gifts. To celebrate, the entire day is spent reading a new book!
To make our celebration a little more festive we tapped in to our creative sides and made ornaments! We enjoyed crockpot hot chocolate and sugar cookies while listening to Christmas music. I’ve included the recipe below, so you can make your own crockpot hot chocolate.
Then came time for the best part…book giving time! There are a few ways you can chose to exchange books. We decided to:
- Assign a number to each book.
- Draw numbers to see who gets to choose first.
- If the book is your own, you have the option to switch with another person.
- 4. The giver then gave a little snippet of why they loved the book.
- Enjoy your new book!
Don’t forget to stay tuned for January’s book!
Hint: It involves Potato Peel Pie.
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