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 – ‘Twas the Night Surely you know the traditional Christmas poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, written by Clement Clarke Moore in 1822. My version acknowledges the tens of thousands of grandparents who find themselves raising grandchildren. Safe to say that few expected to spend retirement years caring for young’uns. This poem is a […]
Backstory – Christmas Cards Christmas cards are sometimes cherished and sometimes taken for granted. Those that I send, and receive, are treasured. I so appreciate those friends and relatives who write a few lines. I love cards that seem to be selected specifically for me. This exchange is significant in my world. So, I decided […]
Backstory – Christmas Spirit We’re hearing the bells and carols and, this year, lots of “Merry Christmas.” This story is about the triggers to MY Christmas spirit. What triggers yours? I’d be interested to know. Go to the blog on our website and leave your comments. Consider This Show – Christmas Spirit Click to listen […]
Christmas is such a magical time of year. We hear Christmas carols unsung for eleven months, and yet we remember each word and sing along. The days seem filled with fairy dust and sparkles, twinkling lights and happy thoughts. Whether the season has spiritual significance for you or is a reason for giving and remembering […]
Grand-kids are high on your Christmas gift list, if you are lucky enough to have some children of your children in your life. They are an enigma when it comes to choosing a gift they would really like. The group printed on that sweat shirt they wanted last year, today may be “Oh, totally yesterday, […]