The tree has been packed away until next December. There are new ornaments added each year for the grandchildren, and our granddaughter (5) especially talked about them this year. She pointed out that she didn't have a gingerbread man on the tree and her mother, aunts, and brother did! We'll see what appears next year.:-)
We enjoyed reading several annual family letters, as well as seeing pictures that show how much the children have grown! The two cards on the top are actually water colors by the senders!
As I cut off the front of the card to use for tags on our gifts next year (do you do this?), I remember the connection we have to the people from whom we received a card this year.
All because of the birth of "one small child."
Tomorrow - "Ready for the New Year!"
There certainly was great joy at your lovely home on Christmas Day! Thank you for having us there to observe it with the rest of the family.ReplyDelete
I had thought that your "tags" on some gifts were from Christmas cards, but just was not sure. Now, I know how very special they are! That's a wonderful idea, and one I have not had before. I'll see whether I can remember it for next Christmas! I also think that we forgot to sign the book, but that's no great loss! I'm sure Don's comments were more than adequate!
Happy New Year to you and Gene! Hoping that 2012 holds much peace, love, and joy for everyone! :-)
Oh, yes...that one small Child has brought us great joy and has shown us what love is really all about!ReplyDelete
Mom, your pictures look wonderful!ReplyDelete
Oh Nellie I love this post! So thoughtful and let us step into your life if only for a post! Smile... our decorations are till up awaiting a celebration with my son & his family!ReplyDelete
We're so thankful for that one small child too!