I love Christmas! It is such a special time of year where we make memories for our families. Thanks to Patience Brewster, who happens to be one of my favorite artists, I was inspired to take a walk down memory lane and share some of my favorite holiday memories. Patience Brewster is an artist and designer of Christmas ornaments. They are absolutely adorable!
|My twin sis and I|
When we were young, we would ask our parents how early we could get up and Mom and Dad would give us a time.
Of course, we always woke up way before the designated time, so we would all pile into one bedroom and excitedly "whisper" among ourselves, waking the entire household.
Then at the set upon time, we would wake our parents (lol), Mom would go turn on the Christmas tree lights, Dad would wake the older siblings and get the camera, then when everyone was assembled, we were allowed to go to the tree.
Oh, the excitement and wonder of that first glimpse of the tree! It was so magical.
When we had children, we carried on the same tradition. They would ask what time they could get up and we would hear them "whispering" excitedly in one of their rooms until the official time. Then I'd turn on the tree's lights while Bruce got the camera.
I wonder if they will carry the tradition on. It makes me smile to think of someday grandchildren, then great-grandchildren, and so on, waking up early, excited for Christmas morning. :-)
How I treasure those memories especially now that my parents and oldest brother are gone and my children grown.
Thank you, Patience Brewster , for inspiring me to take this walk down Memory Lane. I'm reminded of how special family traditions are.