'Tis The Season...
I'm not fond of the cold, but I love this time of year. The holidays...being thankful...givinggifts...Christmas lights...the music...the movies. And when it's all done, I love falling into the new year, looking back over the last one, enjoying that moment when time stands still, then looking forward to where I might go from there.
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is one I learned years and years ago from another nurse, while working nights in the labor and delivery department of a local hospital. She taught us how to make a box (lid and bottom) out of a Christmas card. Big, red cards seem to be the most eye catching, or cards with gold or silver embossing. Once you've made the box, thread the lid with colorful yarn or ribbon so you can hang it on the tree. Make one for each family member. When Christmas day is done, and before you take down the tree, have each person write their favorite thing about the holidays that year on a scrap of paper. Fold the note and put it in their box. Then pack the boxes away with your ornaments. As the years pass you'll collect the memories inside the box. It's fun, and a bit nostalgic to read them before hanging the box once again on the tree.
What's your favorite Christmas tradition?