It’s finally the time of year we always look forward to! What about you? Isn’t snuggling up with your favorite warm blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and a good book next to the twinkling Christmas tree just the best feeling? This month we wanted to give you some kawaii friends to snuggle up with in this month’s Sanrio Christmas box!
Every country has its Christmas traditions, in the US and Europe many people like to celebrate Christmas with their families, cook an amazing dinner, open presents together and enjoy being together. The biggest difference is that in Japan is not a family celebration but a romantic one! On Christmas Eve in Japan couples meet in fancy restaurants or… eat Kentucky fried chicken and Christmas cake!
Why Kentucky Fried Chicken? It all started with a marketing campaign in 1974 for special party buckets for Christmas. Nowadays Japanese people order their Kentucky Fried Chicken way in advance because the demand is high! Many Japanese houses don’t have ovens to make big Christmas dinners so KFC definitely makes an easy Christmas dinner!
What about the Christmas cake? This tradition started after World War II when Japan was influenced a lot by America and people were craving luxury goods. The light, spongy whipped cream filled Christmas cake is topped with strawberries and is sold at the corner of every street around Christmas time! They sure look cute and delicious! Are there any special Christmas traditions in your country? Let us know in the comments below!
We hope you’re also looking forward to the Holidays, perhaps you could try to celebrate the Japanese way and bake your own Christmas Cake!
Not only do you get a box full of kawaii goodies every month, there are more perks! Did you know about our YumePrize? Subscribe now to be automatically entered for a chance to win this amazing prize including kawaii goodies over $500! Join the YumeTwins family this month to be entered for a chance to win December’s Yume Prize featuring Pom Pom Purin and Gudetama!
In addition, you can participate in the December photo contest with the chance of winning MORE prizes! Every month we select 1-2 grand prize winners and 5 runners up who will get YumeTwins boxes and other kawaii prizes. This month you have a chance of winning Hello Kitty prizes. You can find more information on how to enter in your December booklet that comes with your box.
We hope you will enjoy your Holidays, and make sure to subscribe to YumeTwins if you haven’t gotten yourself a present yet!
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