Holidays with SJ: Part 3

So far in our Holidays with SJ feature, we have reminisced about the holidays with Dorothea and Priscilla of Southern Journeys. Now Fannie would like to share with you how she spends her holidays.

Fannie of Southern Journeys

Fannie of Southern Journeys

What does the holiday spirit mean to you?

The holiday means a lot to me because of my religious beliefs. When I was a child, I used to think of the holidays as lights and gifts but now that I'm older, my religious beliefs make me think of Christmas as more about Christ's birth.

What are your favorite childhood holiday memories?

My favorite childhood holiday memories were when we used to open our gifts on Christmas morning. Another favorite memory was trying to find the gifts before Christmas, playing with our gifts and putting them back before our parents could notice, and being "surprised" on Christmas morning.

Fannie's favorite Christmas meal. Photo Credit: dannybuoys.com

Fannie's favorite Christmas meal. Photo Credit: dannybuoys.com

What is your favorite holiday song? Holiday movie?

My favorite movie is A Christmas Carol with Ebenezer Scrooge and my favorite song is Silent Night by the Temptations. 

What do you want for the holidays?

This year we've had some illnesses in the family. This year I just want everyone to be well and happy. Gifts don't really matter much this year.

What would it mean to you for someone to receive something Southern Journeys made for the holidays?

It's wonderful. It's just like making gifts for family members. And the thrill of seeing someone use something that you made. I think it's great. I'm just wishing everyone a happy holidays. I hope we make a lot of sales - Christmas and the New Year's. 

Fannie (left) and Jessie sewing for Southern Journeys

Fannie (left) and Jessie sewing for Southern Journeys


How do you celebrate the holidays? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below and on our social media pages!

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Wishing you very happy holidays,

- SJ