Gingerbread, candy canes and Christmas trees

My first Gingerbread House — Shefali O’Hara

I have a friend who claims that Germans invented Christmas. He may be right. Over the last couple of weeks, as I’ve enjoyed the Advent season, I’ve seen or participated in many traditions with their origins in Germany.

For example, last weekend I visited a German Christmas Market here in Austin…

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, artist, writer, engineer. Grew up in NYC, living in Austin. Love animals, books, hikes, art, travel, D&D and fireworks.