Hello everyone of you! I hope this week thus far has been a fabulous one. As for me, it has been very nice. On yesterday evening I sat looking through one of my favorite Christmas books that I have had for many years now. It is a beautiful book with a picture of an old vintage Santa on the cover and filled with lovely Christmas crafts and cookie recipes and more. As it often does this time of year, my mind ran back to when I was a little girl.... No one could have done anything to convince me that there was not a Santa Claus. I actually saw his empty cup on the table where he had tea, and the crumbs left on his plate where he and Mom had shared Christmas cookies! If only I did not have to be sleep for him to come, I would have seen him!
I thank my Mom so much for that childhood memory of Christmas, and I think it has a lot to do with my love for the holiday today. Truly the little girl comes out in me this time of year. As children we did not have lots of money, as a matter of fact we did not have lots of anything LOL! So Mom would bake cookies, and of course put Santa's aside, we would join her in making popcorn garland for the tree and filling up our goodie bags for Christmas morning. Christmas was not Christmas without our goodie bags....a brown lunch bag with an apple, orange, some nuts and candy! And before we were tucked into bed, we children would gather around to hear Mom read "The Night Before Christmas". I remember so clearly that being one of the most exciting times of my little young life.