My mum was born in the Netherlands and so I grew up with a Dutch influence. Every Christmas my Oma (grandmother) made croquettes. And as I grew up we also enjoyed other delicacies that I decided to hunt down during our stay in the motherland (literally).
Dutch tradition: "BESCHUIT MET MUISJES: serving ‘beschuit met muisjes’ (Dutch biscuit with little aniseed balls) to celebrate the birth of a baby. Rose for a girl, blue for a boy." I can get the beschuit here, but my sister has to send me the "muisjes".