by laura janning

The Making of Christmas Memories

December 21, 2012

Christmas Eve candle-lite service, caroling, hot chocolate, reading the Christmas story 
from the bible and the smell of a fresh cut pine tree
 Elf on the shelf, Wisemen and Angels in the Christmas play at church, singing your hearts out at the school holiday concert and displaying the only stocking you had since you were a child
Sprinkling reindeer food on the front lawn Christmas Eve, Christmas lights outside, leaving cookies and milk out for Santa and gingerbread houses that always fall down
Ringing of the bells on Christmas morning to celebrate our Saviors birth, getting up at the crack of dawn to peek under the tree, mommy kissing Santa Claus ( but I won't tell), evergreens
 on the decorated mantle
School parties, teacher gifts, homemade ornaments, the 
dreaded family picture and letters to Santa to let him know that 
I have been good all year
Giving our favorite toys to a child in need, paying it forward, feeling a tremendous amount of love and joy in the house and helping mom decorate the Christmas Tree
 This is what makes the Christmas season celebration so alive and special in our home. 
Whatever the traditions, he is the reason we celebrate.
From my family to yours, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  1. Glad to know we're not the only one's whose gingerbread houses are always falling down! here's to making fabulous memories this Christmas!

  2. Laura-It looks like Christmas has arrived at your house. It all looks lovely- EVEN the gingerbread house! xo Diana

  3. Great post and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    btw, I remember having a stocking like that. Wish my mom still had it.

  4. Love all the memories. Everything looks so pretty. Enjoyed this post. Merry Christmas!


  5. Beautiful post! Merry Christmas!!!!

  6. Merry Christmas Laura. You have me trying to remember my own stocking as a kid. I can't. I'll have to get out the old movies and see if I had one.


  7. What wonderful traditions you have! The stocking is of course my favorite. :)

    May the peace, joy and love of the season be yours all year long!

  8. Laura,

    One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say thank you and to wish the very best for the new year.

    Merry Christmas!

  9. Such wonderful memories!


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