It almost that most wonderful tootyi time of the year!! Have you memorized a “wensch”?! Saying a verse in front of the whole church was a bit stressful at the time but now it's become a wonderful memory of Christmas! Enjoy some fun with this greeting card and T shirt that celebrate this wonderful Mennonite tradition of the Christmas “tootyi” (goody bag) .
The most unique Mennonite Christmas greeting! Click on the card for details.
It always seemed to be the highlight of the Christmas eve service: “Frie-wellegus” better known as “open mic” came at the end of the service when all kids who were not old enough for Sunday school, could come up and offer a “wish” (or Bible verse) into the microphone. It was always so beautiful to watch toddlers waddle up to the front and try to say something. After their “wish” they were given a tootyi. 😊 The hard red raspberry candies were my favorite. (also known ask "grandma candies"). All the kids in Sunday school got their tootyi from the Sunday school teacher.
Show up at your Christmas celebration wearing this one of a kind Mennonite Christmas tradition T-shirt.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET IN YOUR CHRISTMAS ORDER!
And for some other Christmas giving ideas; how about a Plautdietsch dictionary or a new copy of The Mennonite Treasury cookbook?!
Remember those awesome Mennonites dishes that mom made?! Well they ALL here in the classic cookbook that made Mennonite food famous! Makes a great gift idea for helping the younger generation to keep the food traditions alive!