I think I feel it!
Yep, there it is...the "Christmas Mood" has slowly arrived along with lots of memories.
The Three Sisters on Christmas morning
(I'm the little one)
Look at those black patent leather shoes...I loved them!
My mom sewed all our Christmas dresses...she was amazing!
Oh, the excitement that was happening on Christmas morning!
Usually, the sun wasn't even up and my sisters and I were not so patient waiting for my
parents to get out of bed so we could rush into the living room to see what Santa brought.
We each had a stocking filled with small items and of course, there were oranges to fill in the
toe of the stocking. Once those were dumped out and spread all around, it was on to the presents.
There were only a couple gifts for each of us...underwear was almost always one of them.
Then there was the BIG gift. Just one and it was always so special.
We didn't have much money, but I don't remember feeling poor. The doll, a clock radio,
new pajamas, whatever. It was always so exciting and we were so grateful for each gift.
One sweet bloggy friend mentioned in an email to me that she's giving her grandchildren three gifts,
only three because that's "how many Jesus got." What a sweet idea and three gifts are plenty!
Here's how she figures out the three:
- "Gold was an indulgence...wealth...that's their toy or something they just want."
- "Frankincense was a perfume...something their hearts liked....so something from my heart to theirs, usually made by me"
- "Myrrh was used to anoint people when they died, something useful, needed....I get them pajamas every year."
Thanks, Marlene, for sharing this wonderful way to make Christmas so special! I love it!
Sometimes it's just something shiny that makes us smile and feel the spirit of Christmas.
With only 15 days left until Christmas (yikes!) I'm glad I'm feeling a little more in the mood!