November 13, 2009

AN OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS

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Don't you just dream of having an olde fashioned Christmas, in these hectic days of time restraints, modern technology, and commercialism? I often think of Christmas long ago, where the simplest of gifts were so appreciated. An orange, a piece of candy, a simple homemade ragdoll. My mom used to tell me that when she was little, growing up in Alabama, Christmas was a very low-keyed celebration. No Christmas tree, no sparkling wrapped gifts. She and her cousins was so happy to receive an orange and some candy. Of course..could you imagine yourself as a child gettng so little or giving our children only one or two items?

It amazes me how much Christmas still warms my heart. No matter how old I get...it is still a magical season to me. The coziness of our home, being able to see family and friends. And now being able to see the excitement in my grandchildrens' eyes. Some people dread the Holiday Season and can't wait for it to be over...for me....I love every minute of it, dread the day after Christmas and then wait with anticipation for the months ahead knowing that Christmas will be back again!

6 comments:

Thankful heart said...

I love this special time of year too but would love to get back to the old ways of celebrating with the simple gifts that made us all so happy!!!

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

GROWING UP THERE WAS ALWAYS A SCHOOL "CHRISTMAS PROGRAM".. THE OLD FASHION KIND WITH SIMPLE SONGS SUNG BY CLASSMATES,, OFCOURSE IN THOSE DAYS WE WERE STILL ALLOWED TO HAVE SANTA PAY A VISIT TO THE PROGRAM AND HAND OUT TO EACH AND EVERY CHILD A RED MESH CHRISTMAS STOCKING FILLED WITH RIBBON CANDIES, NUTS IN THE SHELL AND AN ORANGE, THE CANDY WAS ALWAYS STUCK TO THE ORANGE AND MADE QUITE A MESS BUT NOT ONE CHILD COMPLAINED IT WAS SIMPLY THE WAY IT WAS AND DIDNT MATTER A BIT... THOSE WERE THE DAYS WHEN SMALL SIMPLE ACTS MEANT TO MUCH TO SO MANY...OH THE GOOD OLD DAYS... THANKS FOR TAKING ME DOWN MEMORY LANE...

ohiofarmgirl said...

Yes, I too love vintage...but I must admit that this year I went for sparkle. Truly, I don't know what happened...it just happened...lol Dianntha

Deb said...

I wish that things were like they used to be. My mom told me that she was lucky if she got one present, but was so happy to receive it! And she can remember every one she received. I doubt my kids could do that. Today everything is too commercialized and rushed. I like a much slower pace.

WoolenSails said...

I love the scraggly trees too. I hope you will share photos when it is all decorated.

Debbie

Jo Ann said...

Yea for you, Christmas is great. Keep it in our hearts all year !