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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Blogmas 2023: 12/6

Today's Blogmas post has me taking a peek at pictures of Christmas' past!  Every year I take pictures that go in an album and every year I look back at them.  That's what I did today ... I hope you enjoy a little look ...

I keep the same grapevine wreath on my front door all year long, however I change out the decorations I put on it, depending on the season.  This was what I did one year.

Our tree is always loaded with lots of decor, many of the ornaments carry precious memories!  It's always a trip down memory lane when decorating the tree!

One Christmas the twins spent Christmas with us, and we tracked Santa on Christmas Eve ... I don't know who was more excited ... them or me!!!

This vintage Santa was purchased for our tree the year we married ... it goes on the tree every year and holds a special place in our hearts.

Simple little pillows with a lot of Christmas magic ....

Do you look at pictures from Christmas' past like I do?

Why I do Blogmas:  

It's no secret that I love everything about Christmas!  From the day after Thanksgiving till the last box of Christmas decor is packed away and put back in storage for the next year, I love every bit of it!   My husband and I are senior citizens who generally spend the holiday season alone.  While we do have lots of very good friends and our church family nearby, all of our children live far, far away and have children of their own to make holiday memories with within their own homes.  They are very thoughtful to include us in as much as possible via technology and we are so grateful to them for going beyond the extra mile to include us.   

I started doing Blogmas because I had a choice, either lose myself in sorrow over what I could not change or embrace the love I have for the season and share it with others.   I chose to share my joy in the journey not only with my children and grandchildren long-distance, but with others who love the season as I do and who just might find themselves spending the holidays alone as well. I hope in some small way you get a glimpse of holiday joy through these Blogmas posts and that it spills over into your life this holiday season!

Meet you back here tomorrow!

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  1. Beautiful! I love those ornaments with memories and we love unwrapping them every year and remembering years gone by. Your home is lovely.

    1. Lana, thank you, but right now my home is a mess as we are focusing most all of our time on getting our well operational. Our well is definitely the 'squeaky wheel' right now!