I always become a little nostalgic at Christmas time....especially as the days draw closer to Christmas Eve. I hope that I can take the time this year to pull out old VHS tapes and watch some dear Christmas memories from years ago when my adult children were small.
Those memories are what makes me love winter and snow... and the sharing of gifts and time. Time most importantly. Where does it go? It's always fleeting and ever precious. My wish each year for Christmas is to always have it slow down so that I can savor each moment and memory....but it is a gift too complicated to hold. A wish for such a gift is immense and beyond what I can understand or comprehend. So in God's infinite wisdom we are given just enough time and it is up to us how we use it.
No matter how we change, it's still about the coming together of family and for that we are blessed beyond measure.
Christmas... The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given - when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes. ~Joan Winmill Brown
Another version of the house pattern from Victoria magazine's website. I made this ornament for the Glue Arts blog using Makng Memories papers and embellishments and a lot of Christmasy sparkle.
Now on to the winner of the Winter House box from my last post. Thank you to all who left a kind comment. They never go unappreciated and I read them all and smile. The winner is.....
Barb in CA who commented on Dec 18 2010 @ 10:29pm. Send me an email Barb in CA and I will ship this off right away!
Thank you all again for visiting and leaving such nice comments. I hope that each of you have a wonderful holiday, however you celebrate.