This is our family Christmas Tree. It is decorated the way my husband’s family decorates their tree – with Christmas balls, lights, tinsel, and a star. I love the simplicity of the tree and the way the lights reflect off the tinsel and glass ornaments.
So, Jakesprinter wants to see some Christmas from us. And Christmas is what he will get.
C is for children and cookies. They go together.
These cookies – cartalattes, amarettis, pizzells, peanut blossoms, tea cakes, sugar cookies, etc. – appear on the table only at Christmas time. The recipes for some of them are closely guarded secrets.
H is for Happiness that especially shows after receiving a nice gift.
R is for the rising sun that I chanced upon on Christmas morning, lending the snow a golden glow and making it seem warm when it wasn’t.
Christmas Day started with a golden sunrise. I would have missed the moment but I was up early to prepare for Mass. When we were almost ready, we learned about a winter storm warning and not wishing to go through a repeat of last year when our vehicle fishtailed on he slippery roads, we stayed at home. What do you know? The sun shone bright the entire day. How disappointing!
I is for the Incarnation, God becoming man, the reason for Christmas.
S is for the Stockings that hang from the fireplace and stocked full of goodies by Santa’s elves.
As the family grew, new stockings were added to the original five that my husband’s family had. Christmas morning began with checking out the stockings’ content.
T is for Time with family and loved ones.
M is for the Meals that we got to have together, for the Memories wrought by just being with each other.
It was a sourdough-pancake-and-scrapple kind of morning.
A is for the Anticipation that makes children light up with excitement and check for the tags on the presents.
S are for the Snacks that sustained one throughout the day while he waited for Christmas dinner.
…and here’s a wish for wonderful surprises in the coming year. Happy wonderful new year to you all.
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