Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Little Christmas Spirit

This wonderful award was given to my by my friend Anni over Hootin' Anni's. This gal has more Christmas spirit and spunk than most of us have in a couple of years. If you don't know Anni, then you are missing out on a treat.

Here are the rules for the Christmas award.
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You must be a true Christmas lover to receive this award. The person to whom you give the award must also be in love with Christmas. You must link back to the person who gave you the award. You must list 5 things that you love about Christmas. If you can't limit it to 5 things, then keep going till you run out of space! Pass the award along to as many people as you like. That can be 1 or 50. It's up to you! But, you must pass it on to at least one person in order to keep the Christmas cheer going! Let your recipients know that you have tagged them by leaving them a comment.

Five things I love about Christmas:

1. Being with family. It's always a rush, but we manage to get around to everyone or as close to everyone as we can. Parents, children, and grandchildren.

2. Ringing handbells at the Legacy. A nursing home/assisted living facility here in BC. These ladies and gentlemen know what Christmas is about and sing with us as we play there favorite carols.

3. Children who know Santa exist. Last year I had the most touching experience when one of my third grades saw *Santa* in the hallway. The pure delight on his face still moves me to near tears. That's Christmas for children.

4. Food --- everyone makes that special dish. The *vision of sugar plums* that has danced in their head all year presented in that special dish handed down for generations or found new in a cookbook or on a cooking show.

5. Decorating. I didn't realize this until this week. I wasn't going to put out any decorations because we would be traveling starting on the 19th. But because I was asked to host a gathering I decided I needed to put out a few things. As I set up the nativity my heart began to catch something. Then came all the Santa's that usually hang on my tree but this year only a few are out -- the large ones sitting around spreading cheer and I really began to know what was missing in me. Finally I put some silver bells and ribbon on a small tree and I knew the spirit of Christmas was truly in me.

I'm passing the award on to the following because I've read their blogs and know they have the spirit in them also.

Donna
Losing Myself
Sandi
Story Teller
Ladykli
Heather

Okay, my job is done. Now it is your turn to spread the spirit.

6 comments:

Momisodes said...

Thank you so much, Patsy!

What a sweet. Congratulations on this wonderful award, and thank you for thinking of me :)

So glad you had a chance to put out some of the Christmas decorations that you love. I have to say that food and family are some of my favorite things about Christmas as well.
Thanks again :)

Heather said...

Thank You Patsy.I really appreciate. You passing along the award.

I was working on a Darcy Adventure 'Darcy and Holly Deliver' today that I have also posted.

Losing Myself said...

Have had trouble catching the Christmas Spirit bacuase things have been so stressed, but, as always, God has put the spark in my heart. Thanks for the award.

storyteller said...

Thank you so much. I really appreciate this award. I'll look forward to sharing things I love about Christmas soon if my computer will let me. I've been by here 3 times already and tried to leave a comment ... each time the laptop froze up. It's nothing to do with your blog because it's happening to me more frequently all the time. I'm about ready to call it a night and I figured I'd try one last time to thank you.
Hugs and blessings,

Julie said...

Congrats!

My church when I was a kid had handbells, I always like hearing them.

My kids will tell you Santa exists, because Santa doesn't leave stuff for those who deny his existence...But we open our presents on Christmas Eve, not Christmas morning, and Santa just brings things like candy and little toys, Pez dispensers, chapstick, hair bands, goofy stuff.

Ladykli said...

How Sweet of you to think of me Patsy, Thank you kindly! It was an extra nice surprise today seeing how I was feeling down in dumps. Kelly