In many Catholic Countries there is the tradition of sharing opłatek before the meal on Christmas Eve called Wigilia.
This bread is the same as the bread for the Hosts at Mass and is decorated with Christmas Scenes. It is a reminder of Christ the Living Bread that we share in the Eucharist. Before the start of the meal the bread is broken and shared among those at table as they wish each other a happy Christmas and blessings for the coming New Year.
I blessed the opłatki at the end of our Midnight Mass so that all who wished could share in this lovely tradition.