This wooden manger puzzle holds many Christmas memories for me. The distinctive pieces fit only a certain way into the wooden box made to resemble a shed. My husband and I bought it and two more just like it at a Christmas Craft Show in our home town, Greenville, SC well over thirty years ago. … More A Manger of Memories
Courageous Christian Father researched and wrote an article on the Upside Down Christmas Trees. He found lots of pictures and more information.,I thought some of you might be interested in the article. https://www.courageouschristianfather.com/upside-down-christmas-tree/#axzz68Np8pySW
It’s Christmas time. The season when we are focused on giving gifts to all of those who are important in our lives. Ruminations But do we ever stop to examine our feelings about gift giving or even about how we feel about receiving presents? What emotions or memories are stirred from the past by the … More Christmas Gift-Giving
When I was two years old my uncle gave me a “real live,” Smokey the Bear”, teddy bear for Christmas. Smokey had a hat, badge and shovel, which was lost so early on that I don’t remember them. But somehow the plastic belt with a metal buckle with his name, “Smokey,”on it lasted many years. … More My Inner Child Is Alive and Well
First verse of Silver Bells: Christmas makes you feel emotionalIt may bring parties or thoughts devotionalWhatever happens, whatever may beHere is what Christmas time means to me. Composers: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston. My childhood memories of Christmas were about times of happiness, church and celebration of Jesus’s birth, family, food, and of course Santa … More Christmas Memories
Have you ever heard of an upside down Christmas tree? I saw my first one several years ago in a wonderful Greek restaurant. I was amazed and intrigued. The owners came from the Eastern islands of Greece and told me this tree was their homeland’s custom. This method of displaying a Christmas tree or Yule … More Upside-down Christmas Trees?
In 1977 the song “Give a Little Bit of Your Love To Me,” written by Roger Hodgson, was sung by his group Super Tramp. It has been used for Christmas advertisements; sung by the Googoo Dolls; sung in honor of Princess Diana, (since it was one of her favorite songs); and played in movies and … More Give a Little Bit of Your Love