Family Traditions Make the Holidays Special

Christmas, more than any other time of year, is when we celebrate traditions, and so many of our favorite traditions are about food. From the old-fashioned candy that delighted Grandpa when he was a boy and buttery loaves of stollen dusted with powdered sugar, to real chocolate-covered sugarplums, and gingerbread houses frosted in “snow” and “icicles,” it’s these treats, made the same way generation after generation, that help us celebrate the present by honoring the past.

Of course, these foods are more beloved because they are made just for the holidays. Only at Christmas do those dog-eared recipes appear—and soon after, the kitchen fills with enticing aromas of freshly ground nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla. And while baking your own is very satisfying, we offer an abundance of fresh-made holiday treats from around the world. They provide an easy way to send holiday cheer to loved ones, rediscover a tradition from your past, or bring a new one to your holiday table.

We’d love to hear about the food traditions you share with your family during the holidays. Who knows, your family’s special treat just might show up in our catalog next year!

Lyman, Eliot, Gardner, and Cabot Orton

Proprietors of The Vermont Country Store

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2 Responses to “Family Traditions Make the Holidays Special”

  1. Barbara Benner

    Please bring back vintage 80’s drug store colognes. Everyone wore or gave Babe cologne, old bottles up to 300 dollars on ebay. Original Coty Wild Musk. Our petitions to Coty fall on deaf ears. L’effleur.
    Please! Please.

    • Theresa Darling

      Hello! Thanks for reading our blog and for your comment. I’ve forwarded your product suggestions on to our product development team.