It's nearly here!
My favorite time of year. The family, the food, the gifts, the parties - and most importantly the celebration of Christ's Birth. I am definitely a lover of all things Christmas. The music and seasonal decorations are two of my favorites. I remember back in Australia, every year we'd go to the park and sing Christmas Carols by candlelight. It was a yearly tradition.
Growing up, my parents always made Christmas an elaborate affair for us. Every year they woke up early and ate some of the cookies that we'd left for Santa, and drank the milk... but on top of that, one year they scraped the freezer and put the frost outside in the shape of sled tracks and footprints leading up to the door. Growing up in Australia, snow was something we never saw, so it was such an exciting surprise for us to see Santa's tracks on Christmas morning.
Then after opening all the gifts, we'd have an open house, and people would stop by all day for food and laughter. My parents still do this at their home in California. Every year, they open their house to anyone without a place to go for Christmas. Some years there has been as many as 60 people come throughout the day. It's always a full house, and people leave with full hearts - exactly what Christmas is about.
What are some of your favorite Christmas memories?
(PS - the winner of the Koo & Poppet Giveaway is Lily. Hooray!)
(PPS - Have a Merry Christmas everyone! I will be back to Blogland January 5th).
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