A Few of My Favorite Things

I am recycling this post from last year. These things remain my among my favorites.

I can’t believe how busy the days are, and how fast Christmas is approaching. This year will soon be gone. Time passes so quickly. As I pulled out some decorations this past week, I was amazed by how long I’ve had some of these, yet in some ways it only seems like a short amount of time.

My sister-in-law painted the nativity set and gave it to my husband and me on our first Christmas as a married couple…31 years ago.

My grandmother made this stocking for me when I was a child. She made one for my brothers too. A few years ago my mother framed it and gave it to me. Every year I place it somewhere among our Christmas decorations.
This was a wedding present from my aunt and uncle. I place it under our tree every year.
This is one of my favorite ornaments. It was lovingly made by my dad, and painted by my mother, I do believe. I cherish this one.
My younger brother was killed in a car accident at the age of 18, two months after I was married. A dove was on a flower arrangement we received. I placed it on our tree near the top, our very first Christmas, to keep him a part of my holiday. I have added a few over the years. One for each of my deceased grandparents. The other two are for my deceased father-in-law and brother-in-law. I hope that didn’t creep you out too much. It’s just what I do.
What are some of your favorite things at Christmas?

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