The memories of each and every child made ornament on your Christmas tree.
Made with love many years ago. The plaster of paris little hand print. The Rudolph hand crafted that you can just see the tip of the child's tongue showing out of the corner of their mouth. Struggling, determined to make it. In the classroom many years ago. Prior to Christmas break at a small desk spread out with the arts and crafts ingredients. All the kids talking but your's trying to hear the speel up front by the black board.
To listen to the teacher's instructions. Sneaking a peek at the more gifted with her hands artistic little girl in the next row. To study the process. So that is how you do it. Wheels in their head clicking sounds happen as they get it.
The precious decoration assembled from a colored Christmas tree light bulb with pipe cleaner antlers, glued on eyes, red nose.
Or the ribbon hole punch they made to the top of a 2nd, 3rd grade school class picture.
Glued to red or green construction paper backing. Cut with the super dull, go ahead and run with these scissor type, safety first cutting devices.
The photos shimmering in the tree lights where missing teeth, freckles are showing in the big ear to ear smile.
Sometimes the best Christmas is a combination of this year's events, participants. But the greatest hits of ones that have already happened weaved in, remembered.
Memories involving loved ones departed but in their prime at an earlier time. To make your Christmas bright. Year after year.
How do you celebrate Christmas in your corner of the world?
Hoping for the merriest of Christmas celebrations at your household or on the road at another's this holiday season.
Share what you are up to and remember from the best ones in your life. And excuse me. Could you please pass that platter of home made sweets? (Reaching) Thank you. Need to sample one of these coconut peanut butter balls, maybe a mocha cake. Thanks Mom. The four boys, all those grandchildren, daughter in laws... We all know you, Dad are watching, celebrating too. Merry Christmas.