Christmas, Sights and Sounds We Remember
Christmas morning finds children delighted with treasures found under the Christmas tree. Wrappings, bubble wrap, and ribbons sail through the air as package upon package gives way to the attack of fingers tearing at the carefully and thoughtfully placed endowments from family and friends.
Giggles and glees atone for parents’ hard and sometimes frustrating endeavors at making Christmas a time of excitement and adventure.
Spruce, fir, and cedar cuttings arrayed in reds, golds, silvers, and blues drape doorways and mantles. Manger scenes, postcard displays, and Advent calendars compete with snowmen, angels, and poinsettias nestled in every nook, corner, and shelf.
Smells permeate the air alerting all under their spell of the festivities just ahead.
Apples and cinnamon, oranges and tangerines, candy sticks and chocolate drops make one dizzy with desire.
Turkey and dressing, hams and sauces waft their tantalizing bouquets. Aromas of cookies oozing, pies bubbling, and puddings steaming send one rushing through the heavier affairs. Onward to the myriad of cakes decorated with flair.
Christmas Memories Made
With candle lights glowing and fireplaces flickering, filled tummies settle down for a well-deserved and long-awaited nap. Sweet dreams await those reminiscing of Christmases past.
Another Christmas has come and will soon depart. Memories made now become a part of one’s past that will never be forgotten.
May your festivities be celebrations that remain as praise-worthy memorials for you and your loved ones.
From the Clark house to yours,
Have a very Merry Christ-filled Christmas.
Copyright 2016 by Peggy Clark
What are some special memories you have of Christmases past?
Are you trying to incorporate those into your Christmas festivities this year?
What traditions are you trying to keep on a yearly basis?
Do you have a new idea that you are implementing this year?
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