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The A-Z of Christmas ~ C

Welcome to Christmas and to my A-Z of Christmas.  Each day I’ll try and share my favourites be it a craft, amusement, memory, photos, places PEI, recipe, inspiration or what makes me smile and a blessing or two.

letter c~ Christmas Memory

~ Candles

~ Craft

~ Candy Recipe

                       ~ Christmas Cards

 

~ Christmas Memory

I can remember the first Christmas the cat was out of the bag and I no longer listened with attentive ears for sleigh bells in the sky on Christmas Eve.  Mom had me wrap everyone’s Christmas presents and she would write on the tags from Crako, Dasher or Santa on them and we would set them aside. I helped her put them away before my brother woke from his nap and I had these secrets I had to keep.  I got into the hiding spot and read the presents that were mine and opened the corners carefully and peeked and pushed the tape back down every so gently.  Christmas morning as each person opened their gift I knew what it was, as I was handed a gift I knew what it was.  Christmas has never been the same since then.

~ Candles

old candles

We didn’t have many Christmas decorations and I think it was because any money we might have had might have been spent on Christmas Cheer and not decorations.  I do remember these candles that were in a box wrapped in moldy smelling red tissue paper that made an appearance each year.  The snowman reminded me of Frosty the Snowman.  Each year it was a  Winter tradition to watch Frosty the Snow Man and cry when he melted in the green house.

~ Craft

sticksMy son Matthew one year made me a Christmas Tree ornament.  It was a tradition I started when the kids were young so this particular year he wanted to make me a gift and it was going to be out of Popsicle sticks.  Each year we took it out of the box of decorations something else had fallen off it until it was only a stick and a tie, but we had to put it on the tree every year.  I hope I come across it this year.

~ Candy Recipe

fudgeThis year for a craft fair I started to make fudge.  Oh no! my fudge recipe is missing and I can’t call out the fudge police on my son the chef – your busted buddy.  Anyway I looked everywhere and then gave up, it was the recipe from the card collection of  McCall’s Greatest Recipe Card Collection the card was “Old- Fashioned Fudge #26.  I spent 3 1/2 hours searching the house for this recipe then took one off the internet and called it done.  I did put out a call that I was looking for my fudge recipe and no one had seen it.  This recipe was good but it just wasn’t my fudge recipe.  I couldn’t just ask a friend for the recipe as I didn’t share this one.
Then to my surprise it showed up on my craft table.  It’s back and if anyone wants to have the recipe I’ll gladly share it, but in the event it ever goes missing again, you better have it.

~ Christmas Cards

Christmas CardIt is that time of year again, time to think about making and stamping Christmas Cards.  I love to receive cards at this time of year and almost expect each day that I go to the mail box to have a card.  As the years have moved on, we moved away, computer made emailing easy, and people got busy there just doesn’t seem time for the old fashioned was of giving Christmas Cards, but I still do it and love to get them.  I had an email yesterday from someone who said they would love to receive a handmade Christmas Card.  If you want one then email me your address and I’ll get that off to you and I’ve been known to put a little surprise inside a card now and then.  Stephanie, Janice, Charlene, Cindy, Nancy, Pamela, Sandi, Maa, Ginny, BetteJo, Carolyn and Zaa and anyone I might have missed, email me your address and I’ll be sure to mail you a hand made Christmas Card, it would make my Christmas special.

 

I enjoyed that you stopped by and hope you’ll stop by again tomorrow with my D of Christmas.  I wish you the very best and enjoy your day!  Till tomorrow….

I’ll be thinking about Christmas and the letter D ~ XXX  Cindy


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This week my favourite five consist of Christmas, blessings are these simple pleasures in life.  Thanks to Susanne at Living to Tell the Story for FFF where we  express ourselves for what we are blessed.

Friday’s favourite five #25

1. Christmas Lights.  In the evening out for a drive and just looking at all the Christmas Light is one of my simple pleasures.

2. Christmas Cards.  I have them all about the house, strung here and there, sitting on the table, from past B&B guests, family and friends.  I get excited getting Christmas cards.

3. Christmas Candy.  Although I don’t eat it I sure get please going to the Bulk Barn at this time of year, I sure like looking at all the Christmas Candy.  The ribbon candy brings back simple pleasure of my grandma.

4. Christmas Music.  The stores start Christmas Music way to early.  However I have a number of Kenny G’s and other favourites that I play at this time of year and if I’m able to make the selection it is a simple pleasure.

5. Christmas Wrap. A few weeks ago I took Christmas wrapping paper and cut it into an oval and laminated them making place mats.

This is it, my favourite five for the week. I’m wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and many blessings your way. Please read and join in and link up with us and visit Susanne at Living to Tell the Story

Thanks for stopping by,

xo,

cindy


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