Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmas Memories

Well, Christmas is fast approaching. I've got all my cards mailed and my gifts are all purchased but I haven't started wrapping them yet. I bought my tree this week, the lights are all on and I'll decorate on Sunday, hopefully some friends will be able to join me.

When I was a kid, my parents made Christmas so special. It was always exciting and so hard to sleep on Christmas Eve. I remember one Christmas, we were still up watching TV and all of a sudden there were candy canes were on the tree, none of us had seen either Mum or Dad put them there. So, of course, we believed them when they said it was the elves and we had better get to bed before Santa came.

Christmas 1958
Christmas 1959

Christmas 1961
This is the second Christmas without my parents but I still feel them with me. Sometimes though, at Christmas when there are so many family memories that make me nostalgic, those same memories make me a little sad too.

I'm grateful to have family and friends to help make Christmas special but there are still those moments when I would like to have my parents with me again. 

Merry Christmas Mum and Dad, wish you were here.

Video of My Christmas Memories

Music: Memories by Maroon 5


  1. Those childhood Christmases were magical....

  2. Loved your video. No one can ever take away those special memories. I miss my mom and dad too. Hugs to you♥

  3. I know something of what you're feeling. Christmas isn't the same without our folks, right? You have great memories and photos, and your tree this year (and last) is so pretty. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with only a few wistful moments.

  4. Yes, Christmas without our parents. I get what you're feeling. Big healing hugs this Christmas.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥


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