08 December 2009

Childhood Christmas Memories

I have many vivid Christmas memories from
my childhood...from my Dad dressing up as Santa
to my siblings and I in matching outfits. 

But one of the things I always treasured was a small
white tree adorned with vintage ornaments and
bright colored lights that my mother and I
decorated together for my bedroom every year.  

Sadly, the ornaments and tree disappeared over the years.

 I stopped by my mother's the other day...
she had a surprise for me...
it was a box of ornaments like the ones from my childhood.

A little teary eyed...I told my mother how much I loved
that little tree and the ornaments when I was a little girl...
and how much I loved her for always making me feel special.
She hugged me and said she remembered...
and I felt like that little girl all over again...

Me at Christmas Time when I was 4 years old.

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


  1. You have a gift...Do you realize how wonderful your posts are?
    I am always amazed at the way you compose and even present your words.
    I am so glad you are my friend!
    Have a wonderful evening!

  2. What a beautiful post.
    I loved reading of your happy memories of Christmas time. Pretty ornaments and a precious photo of you, a sweet 4 year old.

    Happy week

  3. What a wonderful quote that is! It's funny how the memories we have of Christmas as a child hold such awe and wonder in our minds...I do hope I am creating that for my children...I have such happy memories myself...

    What a cute picture of you :) And how incredibly sweet of your mom to lovingly give you some vintage ornaments just because she knew they would make you happy...that's what Christmas is all about!!!

    :) T

  4. It is a day in which we think of everything we've ever loved. Spot on! Such a wonderful quote and your mother is after my heart. She must be absolutely wonderful! It's always best to keep the wonder of being four years old in our hearts. I'm glad she brought back a piece of your childhood for you. Such a great post. :)

  5. I love the childhood memories and pictures you've posted. That is really what Christmas is all about, isn't it? The magic it brings to all of us makes us feel young again! You have a special mother. Thanks for swinging by and visiting my blog because it led me to yours! Peace - Kathy

  6. oh how sweet! Feeling highly emotional today and this brought tears to my eyes! xxx