Christmas decorating at our house is
No competition for the best dressed home here.
We pull out the same old
boxes of decorations again each year.
Many show signs of age and
some aren't fit to be hung anymore.
I should throw them out...
but I probably won't.
Just seeing them takes me on a
precious stroll down memory lane.
First come a few
made by me way back when
Then ornaments made by special friends
Projects made with the kids
when they were young.
Slovak folk crafts
Gifts from friends
My son's first gift purchased on his own for me
And my favorite nativity scenes
to focus the attention on the
One the celebration is all about.
Decorating the Christmas tree
was a big deal when I was a kid.
A joyful ritual
accompanied by our
favorite Christmas music.
My dad in the thick of it,
and in his glory.
A depression child, he was determined to
make Christmas magical for his children.
He did it well and
the memories are sweet.
Precious memories of family, fun
and the love that filled our home.
I'm blessed to now share
Christmas traditions with my own children.
I'm hoping that our family will also
create memories filled with
riches that money can't buy.