Christmas Memory # 16 – Bits & Pieces
For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.
Just a few more short memories combined today, and over the weekend as I think of them. Then, since time is short coming up on Christmas Day, there will be one longer story, probably on Monday, and then a poem on Christmas Eve.
A few times I made my own Christmas cards to send to people. Some were on construction paper with cute stickers, or ink stamps, and others were paintings done in acrylics of some holiday theme. In all cases, I’d write a poem or sentiment inside. I once was told these were their favorites to receive. It was fun to do, and I’m glad they liked them. Wish I had kept one for myself.
One night after doing our Christmas Eve shopping for everyone, I noticed a beautiful moon up in the sky – it had a halo around it. I called my Dad to tell him to go out and look – and he did – even though it was around midnight. I knew he’d like it, because he’d made his own telescope years before, and we always looked at the sky together.
When I was still pretty little, I was positive I saw Santa Claus in our living room. It was dark in there except for the lights on the tree, and we had a big mirror in the living room. I could see into the mirror from my bedroom door, and definitely saw someone (Santa?) moving around in there. I kept quiet, though.
Every year our family got together to go look at the pretty Christmas lights around town. There would be several car loads of us following each other. Then later we’d meet up at one of our houses for hot chocolate and snacks.
A favorite memory was when I was already grown up. Everyone came to my Mom & Dad’s house for Christmas snacks and fun. We all decided it would be fun to sing all the Christmas songs we could think of. So, several days before the get-together I typed up the words to the songs – enough for everyone to have a page. I used carbon paper to get all those copies! We sure enjoyed the singing that year.
Songs to warm your heart tonight
Tap your toes and sing
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
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