Today, January 6, Lovina and her family are celebrating what is known as “Old Christmas”. We’ve discussed the significance of this date in past years, but it relates to the old Gregorian calendar and the 12 days of Christmas. Not all Old Order Amish observe this day. For instance, I’ve spent a lot of time in Berne, Indiana and the Amish there do not mark the occasion with anything special. On the flip side, just a couple of hours away in northern Indiana’s vast Amish settlement, most do observe the day with family and fellowship. Take a look at the beautiful spread that Lovina has prepared for the day.
Above are the cinnamon rolls before frosting is added (yes, Lovina calls it frosting)….those look so good I can almost smell and taste them. But see below how good they look after the frosting is added!