Christmas Celebration Drake Counts Austin Willbanks Kourtney Farmer Taylor Mathis Sarah Pledger
Rabid changes for helping the poor • In the 1870’s families were becoming poor and not able to pay off there debts that means that the women and men are going to prison.
Rapid changes for helping the poor • Whenever the mother and father went to prison for not able to pay there debts the children went to coal mines or factories.
Children Labor and Welfare • In the time the families were moving to larger cities and having to work long hours for harder work for larger companies.
William Booth and the Salvation Army • In the Industrial Revolution William Booth became famous for trying to help people become Christians. And then in the later years he came up with the Salvation Army.
William Booth and the Salvation Army • The reason why William Booth came up with the Salvation Army because he wanted to make a charity to help the poor.
Orphans • In 1870 the death of childbirth was 1 in 204 that meant that people wanted to help the mother from dying in childbirth. Later intheyears the death rate was not so much inchildbirth.
Christmas Music • Christmas is a special time- a time of rejoicing, of solemn thanksgiving, gift giving, and pleasure both modern and traditional. • Although most of us live in a room not halls, we still deck them up at Christmas time, which is what Deck the Halls is telling.
Games and Leisure Activities • Christmas time is a time to enjoy themselves with games, plays, and other entertainments. • For a few weeks servants did not have to obey their masters, gambling was legal, sport competitions were held , and people dressed in mask and held plays.
VictorianChristmas • In England hunting on Boxing Day is one of the oldest sports… now there is horse racing and football. • In the days of Merrie Olde England, a good part of life was music. Rich merchants hired bands to accompany them on strolls, peddlers' enhanced their sale pitches by song. I return they might receive fig pudding or coins.
Dickens’ Christmas • After completing A Christmas Carol, Dickens celebrated the Christmas of 1843 with zest and vigor. • They had games such as Kiss Your Shadow on a Wall, Leave the Room with Two Legs and Come back with Six, and Sing a Song.
Foods Made By Victorians • Pies- Farmers would make 30-40 a week. -Apple Meringue -Beery • Scones- they were served tea time. Scones are a pastry that are a cross between a muffin and a biscuit.
Cakes and Cookies • Cakes- Queen Victoria’s favorite was Battenberg cakes. -Soft Ginger Bread Cake. • Cookies- Ginger Bread Cookies were very popular. -very cheap and quiet easy to make.
Plum Pudding and Mealtimes • Plum-Pudding-No matter what cost, it was always a tradition to have Plum Pudding. -It was always a tradition to have everyone stir the Plum Pudding. • Mealtimes- at meal times in the 1800’s, they could bring families together. -at old fashioned family mealtimes, the families in the 1800’s would gather on Sunday for there ritual dinner.
A Christmas Carol • Making of A Christmas Carol -When Charles Dickens was walking the streets. -When Charles Dickens was young he also had life changing experiences. -He put himself in his books. But he renamed his characters.
Decorating with trees and evergreens • Evergreens which are plant that keep their leaves and even produce flowers and fruit throughout the winter seemed magical to these people. • The sun gave evergreens heat and light which they needed to stay alive.
Decorating with trees and evergreens • The Christmas tree comes to us from Germany. • On Christmas the most important Christmas decoration the house was the Christmas tree. • The Christmas tree was introduced in England in early 19th century.
Cards for Christmas • The Christmas cards were lithographed stiff on card board 5/18 by 31/14 inches in dark sepia. • The following years there were other pictures-marked and the Christmas card was launched on the tide of popular favor. • Christmas cards became popular just over hundred years ago. A British Publisher of visiting cards was one of the first to mass produce Christmas cards.
Decorating with trees • In 1841 the German prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, decorated a large Christmas tree at Windsor Castle, reminiscent of childhood celebrations.
Decorating in Victorian Times • Victorian homes were decorated with bold wallpaper, lace curtains, richly colored drapes, layers of tablecloths, ornately carved wooden furniture, and MUCH more. • From ancient times, people looked to festive decorations to chase away midwinter darkness. It is considered unlucky to keep your decorations up before the 12thnight.
Decorating with Trees and Evergreens • Christmas trees are Evergreens. They do not change colors in the Winter, Fall, or even any other time of the year. A long time ago people thought they were magical. • Other types of Evergreens are Mistletoe, Holly, and Ivy. Mistletoe has rounded green leaves and white berries. Holly has sharp green leaves and red berries. Ivy has pointed green leaves but no berries. Evergreens are important decorations in England.
Decorating with English Crackers • Smith called his new treat in the factory “Bon Bon’s.” Later called a “Cracker.” This design was destined to be as much as a part of our festive table setting. • These English Crackers are other known as Party Snappers. These were so festive and nice that they would put them with the fancy China ware.
Decorating with Flowers • In the Spring, when young Victorians’ fancy turned to thoughts of love, couples would celebrate their shared joy with an exchange of meaningful message posies and floral Valentine tokens. • Demure ladies could exploit in both culinary and artistic ways the symbolism of pansies, for thoughts, and sweet violets, for modesty. Spring was a time of burgeoning flowers and blossoming love.