From Pickwick Papers.
And numerous indeed are the hearts to which Christmas brings a brief
season of happiness and enjoyment. How many families whose members have
been dispersed and scattered far and wide, in the restles... Read more of The Spirit Of Christmas at Christmas Story.ca
Before dawn, take a branch from any tree.
Thank the tree for its gift and leave a coin or semi-precious stone at its base in payment.
Next, obtain several brightly colored flowers on long stalks.
Tie these flowers to the branch to fashion a sort of broom, then sweep the floor in every room
of the house, visualizing the flowers of the broom absorbing negativity and "evil" as you work.
Then, still before sunrise, leave the broom at the crossroads.
Traditionally this ritual is repeated at the first of each month.