Hello! Meet my Christmas friends:
This year we are doing no real Christmas decorations. We won’t have family around, so we are keeping it simple.
When I pulled out my wrapping for gifts, and dug through a couple of storage containers, I found these four friends from Christmases past.
I love stuffed animals. I have a huge collection of small beanie friends from vacation trips over the years. I have a hard time letting go of them. I have given away some of the bigger ones.
I remember over the past years, pulling out these four guys, and setting them out, often on my kitchen table, in the little silver sleigh below. They are still looking great, as I discovered the tags listing their birth dates in 1996 and 1997, right after we got married.
They bring up fond memories of Christmas preparations and decorations during the years when we first moved into our home. I love decorating in silver and blue, at Christmas and anytime. Maybe because the blue reminds me of the sea, my favorite place.
I thought this was perfect for this Lens-Artist Challenge.
May whatever Christmas activities you do during the season bring up fond and happy memories of Christmases past.
One of my favorite traditions is to pick up coffee after a nice dinner out, and have my husband drive me around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights.
And my favorite Christmas movies are The Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen, and White Christmas with Bing Crosby.
What are some of your memories?