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"Bolsas de Navidad"

by Christy Martinez-Garcia

Vol. 16, Issue 12,

December/deciembre 2022


 This month's cover demonstrates the content of the original Christmas bags given each holiday. While the candy has changed, the concept continues including an orange, an apple, peanuts, hard candy, and candy canes. These bags were given after church or at the Pancho Claus event held by the American G.I. Forum. The event has evolved and now includes bike and car clubs, and various groups committed to bringing some Christmas cheer to children. And of course, I include La Virgen de Guadalupe as we also observe this special day on December 12th. During the Posadas we would celebrate with hot chocolate, pan dulce, and receive these awesome bags! Gracias a aquellos que se esfuerzan por mantener la cultura y llevar sonrisas a las familias de nuestra comunidad. Merry Christmas y Feliz Navidad!

Continued blessings to you and your family! ¡Bendiciones continuas para usted y su familia!


Jose Martí Latina Publisher of the Year 2019
Christy Martinez-Garcia, Publisher/Owner
Jose Martí Bronze Website of the Year 2019
Jose Martí Gold Video Story 2019
Jose Martí Gold Award in Outstanding Event
Jose Martí Gold Award in Outstanding Media Kit
Jose Martí Gold Award in
Outstanding Inside Design Spread

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