Merry Christmas to one and all.
My guess is you’re all eating or loosening your belts after eating or watching football or laughing with relatives and loved ones. So, I probably should have wished you a Happy After Christmas since that’s most likely when you’ll drop by.
Today, I’ll be cooking, cleaning, eating, opening presents, taking pictures, watching my kids who are no longer kids, and wishing I could capture everything about the day and either remember it forever or put it on a hologram so I could call it up at will.
Here are two pictures from our Christmas.
This is our Christmas tree with presents unopened.
I no longer worry about pretty or fancy ornaments. Instead, I load the tree, as much as its limbs will hold, with ornaments made by the kids, ones that remind us of trips we took, or special ones sent or made by family.
This is the Santa and Reindeer I made years ago during my ceramic period.
Clearly Santa and all the reindeer, including Rudolph have arrived back after a long night of delivering presents.
In both, you probably noticed the strange crying bear in the Santa cap. That’s Billy Bear. He’s watched over every Christmas since I was a small child. It’s not Christmas until Billy Bear has his cap on. As to why he’s crying or why he has little fur left, that’s another story for another time.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone.
Hope you have a wonderful day with your family. It goes much too fast. Have a very Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Thoughts in Progress
And a Merry Christmas to you, your family and Billy Bear - may it be a day of joy and of remembering loved ones who are with us in spirit only (your sister). There looks like there was plenty of space under that tree for pressies!ReplyDelete
Our Christmas is almost over - a hot hot day of bright sunshine, family fun and lots of love (and presents!)
Judy (South Africa)
Merry Christmas. It is only 9:30 a.m. at our house so we have a lot of Christmas still to go. Your Santa and sleigh turned out well, and Billy Bear is a cutie.ReplyDelete
Have a great Christmas, Helen! :)ReplyDelete
Hoping your Christmas was as lovely as ours!ReplyDelete
Hi Helen .. love the pictures and the family tales of ornaments - Billy Bear is pretty special and I'm glad he's got pride of place and has his hat on ...ReplyDelete
Have a lovely week .. Hilary
Hey Helen! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.ReplyDelete
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a wonderful new year!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas Helen. Decorations with special meanings are the best.ReplyDelete
a Very Merry Christmas to you, helen :) We decorate our tree in much the same way. One year we overloaded it on the front and it fell over the next day!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Helen.ReplyDelete
Hiya Helen, it's been a while since I've popped up here, but I just wanted to say Happy Holidays, and I hope it was a good one for you!ReplyDelete
And a Happy New Year to you, too. :)
...many wishes for a safe and happy holiday season, Helen:)ReplyDelete
Happy after Christmas to you, Helen.ReplyDelete
Happy holiday, Helen! Love the decoration. I've been eating, eating and eating too.ReplyDelete
Fire and Cross
I love the story of Billy Bear. Hope your Christmas was merry and special all day long.ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas, Helen. I'm sure you had a great one. I know we did. I love Christmas traditions. Billy Bear sounds like a very interesting one.ReplyDelete
Billy Bear has clearly had all his fur loved off.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a Great 2011.
Had a great Christmas. It was quiet for the most part since our kids and grandkids all live up north. But hubby and I enjoyed being together again for the 50th Christmas of our marriage. Now to meet the new year.
Hope our year 2011 is fantastic.
Enjoy the holidays, Helen! Hope you got your copy of Stone by now ... I FINALLY got it off to you last week. Looking forward to a GREAT 2011!ReplyDelete
Hope your Christmas was wonderful!ReplyDelete
Marvin, Stone came in yesterday.ReplyDelete
Hope everyone had a marvelous Christmas. We did. Our daughter came home - and brought Twitter wine with her. We're now tearing down the decorations and putting stuff away. I'm trying to donate a bunch of stuff. We have way too many decorations!
Merry Christmas, Helen! It's such a magical tie of year... I'm trying to re-createthat feeling a little with my new blog. Starts Jan 1/11.ReplyDelete
Send me the URL for the new blog, Jenn.ReplyDelete
Oh what a pretty tree. *happy sigh*ReplyDelete
Hope you and yours had a lovely holiday season.
Thank you Karen. We did have a wonderful season. I hope you did as well.ReplyDelete