How's the Christmas preparations coming along at your house? I've done all the decorating I'm going to do. Above are a few little Christmas touches around the house. The two pics on the left and the one in the middle of the glass jug are more of my Never the Same purchases. I couldn't resist the old sled, makes me think of winter's past when I was young and would go sailing down the snowy hill. Those were the days when we seemed to have more snow than we do now. The star ornament is from Silver Dollar City in Branson and is supposed to be wood from an olive tree in Bethlehem. In the upper right are what we call our Silver Dollar City trees...a mini version of the real thing you see all over the park at SDC. And finally, the nativity is a special treasure given to me by my younger brother many years ago.
My children many, many years ago. They have always made Christmas fun and as you can see from their expressions...they always had fun! There are so many memories of Christmases past that it would fill a book.
Here are two guys I really miss at Christmas. My two brothers...they were always a lot of fun to be around at Christmas, too. The younger brother on the left gave me the Nativity set. This photo was taken many years ago, but fond memories still remain.
I have a lot of wonderful memories of Christmases past and other photos I'll have to share another Christmas. One of my favorite memories was of the time when my little brother went to the door leading to the room where the tree was and where Santa would be leaving his gifts. He was only 4 or 5 at the time and he opened the door just enough to peek in the room and went running back to the table to tell everyone that he saw Santa! I don't know who he saw...but he certainly believed he saw Santa!
Christmas is a fun, magical time for children and for grownups, too. But, we remember the real reason for the season and that is the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. May the joy of this special season fill your hearts with love, peace and happiness this Christmas and throughout the New Year.
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Until next time...