Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The decorations go up, the carols play and Christmas is in the air. Less that 5 days away. I get waves of Christmas feelings as I walk through my house and see the decorations. Sometimes it is a carol that makes me smile. It is different for everyone, I think.

Is it when you first put up the tree.

Wrap the presents.

Bake the Christmas cookies.

Go to your kids Christmas pageant.

The first snow.

When you hear the first Christmas Carol.

The anticipation on your children's faces as they wait for Santa Claus.

Christmas service and the Nativity.

Your home filled with loved ones.

The smell of the turkey.

That look on your child's face that never changes every Christmas morning.

For me it is all of the above. I love Christmas. It can be sad at times but memories are what makes us who we are and this Christmas I choose the ones that make me smile.


  1. What an enjoyable post. The accompanying pictures are really lovely. I always used to enjoy Christmas shopping in my home town when The Salvation Army band was playing Christmas carols outside in the street.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  2. Such a lovely post. I adore the art of Norman Rockwell, he had an uncanny ability to capture the emotion of his subject and the spirit of the Christmas season. Hope your Holidays are brimming over with the love of dear family and wonderful friends, may the joy of Christmas carry with you through the rest of this year and throughout the New Year too. Merry Christmas. :)

  3. What a fabulous post. So many priceless vintage photos. I'm glad your Christmas will be a happy one.
    Merry Christmas,

  4. Love this post. Brings back memories!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. What a lovely post! Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  6. Beautiful post, my sweet friend and so full of what Christmas is for me as well. It is wonderful that we can choose, for the most part, which of our memories to bask in. May yours be warm and comforting.