With the holiday festivities in full swing, I find myself reminiscent of past Christmases. Growing up, it was such a magical, innocent time. We would decorate and the whole house was completely transformed. Every year as we decorate the tree, I tell the kids the same stories about the histories of the ornaments. One of my all time favorites is a corsage that my Great Uncle George gave me my first Christmas. He told my mom that he wanted to be the first boy to ever give me flowers. It is a bit beat up, but it has a place of honor on my tree every year.
I love the history that the holidays brings. We move forward, with our feet firmly planted in the past. With each new year, my kids and I recall the past, appreciate it and start new memories of our own, that they can share with their children.
My Great Grandma’s crocheted Santa adorns my living room. What treasures do you have for the holiday season? I’d love to see and hear about them.