Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

Dear Lovelies;

Every Christmas Eve my siblings and I would set out cookies & milk for Santa ~ then curl up on the couch and listen to my Mom read "twas the night before Christmas". After we finished my Dad would turn the news channel on and it would show us the current route Santa was on. Rushing to bed my siblings and I couldn't wait to see what Santa had brought us. The next morning we would wake up and await our parents 'OK' to run downstairs. While Christmas music purred from the stereo the wrapping paper would fly through the air ~ we would be shrieking of all the goodies we were given... magical. I loved watching my parents or siblings open the gifts I had gotten them ~ loved to watch their expressions on their faces. It was magical.

Now being in my 30's I have to say that I 'dislike' the whole gift giving demand. Don't get me wrong ~ I believe that Christmas is about the 'gift of giving' but it's the whole expectation that turns me off. Times have changed ~ people don't appreciate the small or simple things anymore. I like giving gifts to people who aren't expecting anything. While I don't have kids it's safe to say that Christmas to my husband & I is just another day. We make it special in our own way {ahem, head out of the gutter}it's just not the same with out a kid on Christmas.

I know as we get older that Christmas will become even more of a commercial type holiday then what it used to be. It's just sad that the Christmas magic that once took over us as kids just isn't around anymore... I just hope that one day I can give my kids the same kind of magical Christmas my parents gave me.

I'm so excited to see and read how everyone spent their Christmas day. I hope that it is filled with love and laughter. That we all appreciate the things that someone gave to us and be filled with peace and joy. I hope that all your Christmas travels are safe and warm.. and that not matter what ~ we cheerish the moments we spend with our loves ones. Because to me.. that's the best give of all.



  1. It sounds as if you guys had quite a bit of fun during Christmas growing up. Your post brings back such happy memories of my childhood. And I agree that Christmas is a time for family. At the end of the day, presents are fun, but family is priceless.

    Merry Belated Christmas!

    1. Thank you Theresa! I'm so glad it brought back great memories for you too! It just seems the older we get the more our society is all about getting 'stuff' instead of the family time.

      Merry Belated Christmas to you too!