Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas is What You Make It

"Christmas Is What You Make It"
card available on my etsy shop
Santa was broke that year--as he was so often during the years my children were young. We gathered wind blown Douglas Fir branches and tied them together to make a tree. I found a box of Christmas cards that said "JOY" on them in a house I was cleaning, and festooned our tree with them. We wrote Christmas wishes on slips of paper, put them in walnut shells, and hung them on the tree for friends to take.

Our favorite story was "How Six Found Christmas", by Trina Schart Hyman--still is my favorite! In this story, a little girl sets out to find Christmas, joined by several animals, each with his/her own thoughts about what Christmas looks, smells, feels, and sounds like. In the end, the girl decides Christmas is where you find it, and what you make it. We've been making Christmas ever since!

How do you make Christmas?

1 comment:

  1. suzannah, how I agree with your sentiments. It is so much more fun to make your own gifts at this time of year. We dont have a tree; I send the money it would cost for a huge tree to a wonderful charity that have helped our daughter so much. Have a truly special Christmas. Moira x