Donna has decorated the house for the holiday. Both outside:
And inside (including many of the Hanukkiah she has collected over the years):
In the course of my lifetime, the celebration of Hanukkah has changed drastically. It was not a gift giving holiday. But that has changed; as Christmas became more commercialized, so did Hanukkah as the Jewish version of gift giving. The nightly candle-lighting tradition remains as does playing dreidel games and the food, especially potato latkes (pancakes) of which I still partake unofficially and in moderation. (Please don't tell my cardiologist!)
So to all who stop by this week, Happy Hanukkah!!