Christmas Memories

03 Dec

December 25, 2009 will be my baby’s first Christmas. It is my hope that the years ahead bring him the joy we had when I was a child at Christmas. A few of my favorite memories as a child (before the teen years):

1. A trip with church members driving to Mayhill and Cloudcroft NM to cut our tree.
2. Waking up super early to take a peak at what was left under the tree.
3. Hanging the lights on the house. We did not have anything fancy but what we had was colorful and fun.
4. Baking and decorating Christmas cookies. Mom did it right every year.
5. Christmas Eve service at church. It always included a special with the adult and children’s choir.
6. Lighting the candles for the service.
7. Driving around town after the Christmas service looking at all the lights.
8. Making a list for Santa–We always had a copy of the Sears catalogue and went through every page in the toy section.
9. Creating our Christmas project at grade school.
10. The Christmas concert put on by the band in at school in the evening. We all wore black and white. I was in sixth grade.


Posted by on December 3, 2009 in cats, Photography


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5 responses to “Christmas Memories

  1. burstmode

    December 4, 2009 at 8:52 am

    By about the age of 4, my son began to realize what Christmas was about: love, Santa and toys. It took a couple more years before he really understood what Jesus meant to Christmas.
    Enjoy your boy’s first Christmas. Mine is a deeply happy memory.

  2. Bobby

    December 4, 2009 at 9:19 am

    I mostly remember the tradition and the time spent with loved ones.

    I rarely remember the gifts.

    May the spirit of Christmas be with you and those you love.


  3. Maggie Mae

    December 4, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Thanks for putting me in the Christmas spirit. May your young son have the same fond memories that you had.
    Merry Christmas

  4. Doug

    December 4, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Except for the tree cutting and the candles, that is a lot like my Christmases as a boy.

    Cats only enjoy the tree, generally 🙂

  5. Swanpetal

    December 5, 2009 at 6:01 am

    Yours is very similar to mine as well, my favourites include going to the midnight mass and being with my family.


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