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Do you have Christmas season memories you hold dear? Here are a few of mine:

The year my mother saved her hard-earned cake-decorating money to buy a sewing machine for me when I was a college freshman. Little did I know that I would use that machine to sew little outfits for my firstborn son and to teach my daughter how to sew on it. In fact, she has it now.

The year we skipped Christmas.

Merry-Christmas-for-2015Our daughter had been born shortly before Christmas that year, so we were inundated with medical bills. We decided that since the children were small, we would hit the after-Christmas sales and have our Christmas on New Year’s Day. No one caught on, and all were happy. And bonus: Guess who was baby Jesus in the church Christmas play that year.

The year we had so many family members that I made a little booklet for everyone to sign. We hung it on the tree as an ornament that year, and I’ve saved it as a special reminder of that once-in-a-lifetime combination of people. Does anyone remember autograph books?

The Christmases after my grandmother, my brother, and my husband’s brother died. Those years felt like an empty Tiny Tim chair next to the fireplace in Scrooge’s Christmas Future revelations.

The year I bought everyone those headlamps on elastic bands you snug around your head. We turned out the lights and had a ball looking at things and at each other while our granddaughters cracked us up.

What are your most poignant Christmas-season memories? I’d love to read them. Would you like to leave a comment below?

May your Christmas and holiday season be filled with peace and warmth as you celebrate the birth of Jesus our Savior.

Yours for a more vibrant homeschool,

Sharon Watson

 

 

 

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