I have always said that I wished Christmas could last all year long. Well, this morning I got so excited when my daughter Lauren came home from work with a car full of beautifully wrapped Christmas packages. Actually they didn't have any thing in them, but they were taking down their displays and Lauren expressed how much I would love to have them ( if they were just going to throw them anyway ), since I keep my Christmas decorations up till at least the middle of January. They just thought it was funny but not me, I was so excited. You should see the tree now, it doesn't look bare at all! The only down side was trying to explain them to my 4 year old granddaughter. She just kept saying "Nana, what's in those presents?" We went downstairs and wrapped package for Lauren's birthday and that seemed to take her mind off of it! They are just decorations!
Two reasons why I leave Christmas up that long, first is Lauren's birthday is in January and she has always asked that we would keep them up for her party. The second reason is...no one really wants to take it all down so...I don't complain. It kind of helps me to work on my Christmas presents for next year.
The book that some dear friends sent me this Christmas, goes right along with my theme tonight, it is called ...SNOWMEN ALL YEAR by Caralyn and Mark Buehner. It was such a cute children's book, and I am glad to know, that I am not the only one who would like the season to last all year long! :)
"Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. " ~Augusta E. Rundel
"Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality." ~ Brian Tracy
"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Copy to Clipboard
-- Charles Dickens