(For) “Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Hello, ladies! Thank you for all the nice comments yesterday. You are such a blessing in my life! I try to go and comment on each blog that joins up; however, I was having major problems commenting on some, including my own.
(I did finally get to look at all the “followers” though ~ Ya’ll are looking good!)
Anyway, I have been busy reading what you have to say! You gals R.O.C.K.
I wasn’t going to join the White Christmas in July meme. At 104 degrees….thinking of Christmas is pushing it! Then I read the memory verse selected for, Summer Thoughts A ~ Z. We are up to the letter ~ U ~ “Unto us a child is born….”
Familiar ~ Comforting ~ Heaven’s Splendor
So it seems, it was meant to be.
I love the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas….it is a season unto itself! I love the fall colors, the crisp feel of the air, and the sense of JOY that shines on everyone’s face. Then those beautiful colors of autumn begin to fade, giving way to the glitter and sparkle of Christmas….the twinkle lights….the reds ~ silver and gold.
We love making many of the gifts we give. In the past, we’ve given warm homemade cinnamon rolls to neighbors early on Christmas Eve morn. We prepare baskets with homemade cookies, breads and jellies….Orange Slice and Rum Cakes. We make beef jerky for the guys and Fannie Mae Fudge for the gals. We laugh, smile and giggle a lot!
One of my very favorite
~ TRADITIONS ~
In our entry way, I take 1½ to 2 inch wide, wired Christmas ribbon and make an outline in the shape of a huge Christmas tree. The ribbon is twisted and folded and push tacks are placed in the folds and points to secure the shape.
(Next, everyone gets to help!)
Then we cover the interior of our tree with pictures…both past and present! Pictures of aunts and uncles who are no longer with us, pictures of children that were frequent visitors when our grown kids were small, along with current photos of those same “kids” with their own families, grandparents, baby pictures ….. We work until the area is completely covered with pictures, connecting one generation with other generations.
Everyone who comes, both family and friends spends some time in front of our “display” ~ looking, recognizing, laughing,
~ REMEMBERING ~
Making New Memories!
What is your favorite Holiday tradition or decoration?
(Holiday…read ~ Holy day)
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