One of my favorite rights of Christmas is when the family gets together and remembers Christmases past. We hear from each person; whether you’ve had 8 Christmases to date or 80. There is a willing audience to hear you tell about it.
Backstory Christmas has an important role in the process of downsizing. When 17 tubs of holiday decorations come down out of the attic, it might just be time to lighten the holiday load. Years ago, you may have had half a dozen kids and friends helping with the joy of decorating for Christmas. Now, there […]
Backstory Last year, I wrote a book of Christmas stories from Consider This. The book is available this year too, on Amazon. Tiny Little Stories of Christmas Joy, Love and Wonder. I was gathering up stories for the book when I was asked to present a Christmas program at a Rotary Club meeting. I shared […]
Backstory What makes up a “good Christmas,” in your book? Some of my best memories include the reaction to a very special gift I have made or arranged. You just love to see someone light up with delight at your gift. But other memories are of holidays that did not go well – and the […]
Backstory Here we go again. We find ourselves right on the front edge of the holiday season. Time to be festive, jolly and filled with the spirit of giving. Although celebrations and traditions have changed over time, the spirit of Christmas lives on. This story was written when I considered what turns on my Christmas […]
Will you have to travel over the holidays? I don’t envy you! Between never knowing what the weather will do, and the crowds descending on roads and airports and bus stations, it’s not my favorite way to get into the holiday spirit. But if you are traveling, here are a few tips.