Tis the season for celebrating! In our home, the celebration begins with Thanksgiving and ends after New Years Day. The month of December is filled with cooking, baking, shopping, celebrating three family birthdays, and getting together with friends and family.
The Christmas tree is our main decoration each year. Each ornament on our Christmas tree brings back fond memories. Some are hand made by our children or grandchildren, some are from our travels, and others are family or beach inspired.
I love listening to Christmas songs. My car radio is tuned to the holiday stations beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Sometimes a Christmas display makes me think of one of those songs. These next two displays remind me of “How’d you like to spend Christmas, on Christmas Island?” and “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch!”
My favorite Christmas memories are from the days when our children, and then grandchildren, were very young. Back then, baking and decorating cookies was an event we looked forward to every year. One year we decided to make the cookies coastal themed instead of the usual Christmas shapes.
For many years one of my favorite traditions was to put up a Christmas village in the living room. What started out with two pieces grew into an entire town. A few years ago I put it up for one last time.
My Christmas wish is for joy and happiness for all my family and friends. May your days be merry and bright!
This post was inspired by these amazing bloggers: Many thanks to Amy for this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #177: Celebrating, Terri for her Terri’s Sunday Stills – Christmas Song Lyrics, and Donna, Sue and Debbie for their Festive Bonbon – Retirement Reflections