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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]