Thursday, December 9, 2010

Finding Christmas #1: Remembering the Past

I didn't really lose Christmas. After my post about Christmas no longer revolving around food, I began looking around and realized there really is much more. So today I start a series of posts on Finding Christmas to help me realize just how wonderful this holiday time can be. I need to understand my feelings and writing them out seems to be the best way to make them real. So my first Finding Christmas is remembering the past.

A few years ago my sister gave me this plate because she thought it looked like my dad. I thought so too. He died in 2000 and so each Christmas when I pull it out I think of him. I add the reindeer because he was a big hunter (deer and moose). The ornament in the upper right corner is falling apart but it is one I remember hanging on the Christmas tree when I was little.
My mom died in 2007 and that year at Christmas I saw this teardrop ornament with a star and knew she would have loved it. I now hang it on my fireplace to let her be part of my Christmas. No one else knows about this particular ornament.
(well I guess my daughter will now because she reads my blog)

This makes my first post on finding Christmas. I hope to post a few more.




8 comments:

tessierose said...

Just lovely Sandy!

Jen said...

This is so touching! I love your idea. Keep posting because I'm on this journey with you, for the first time, I'm not in the Christmas mood at all. I don't even have a good reason.

~Lisa~ (Mrs C) said...

Ohhh I love this post - thank you so much for sharing!! I am anxious to read the rest of them too!! Christmas is so much more then the food that's prepared, and I am touched you're sharing your Christmas with us!!

Silverhairedgoddess said...

How wonderful to still have your parents a part of all your Christmas celebrations -

The Ninja said...

I love christmas traditions, and family decorations. My mom still puts the angel I made in kindergarten on the top of her tree. It's horribly ugly but such a lovely tradition

LDswims said...

Beautiful post! I love the ornaments and plate for your mom and dad. That's awesome!!!

amandakiska said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Drazil said...

Aww my iMom...love it and love you. I saw you write "Bloody hell!!" on Cindylew's blog and laughed out loud. You crack me up - even on other people's blogs. Cmas is sooo much more than food...it's what we make it - symbols, people, memories, moments, gifts from the heart, stories, charity - all of it - and it's all in you - you just have to remember it and keep bringing it out. I love you.

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