Monday, December 24, 2012

Blog Hop - Christmas Blessings

Corinne (Everyday Gyaan) is the host of this week's prompt for the The Writer's Post blog hop.

What does Christmas mean to me?


In a nutshell, it is the time when I am thankful for the blessings I have received and a time when I can pass on those blessings to others. 

The giving of gifts is my way of expressing my thanks to my near and dear ones. The ability to give and the joy on their faces are both His blessings for which I am immensely thankful.

Each year my Christmas is spent with my family at home and each year we invite a friend over - someone who has no one to spend Christmas with - a way of sharing our joy with others.

Each year I buy a Christmas ornament for our tree - one each for my children - this is my Christmas tradition. It reminds me of each wonderful year I have spent with them.

And each year there are 2 ornaments that must be hung on the tree - my children's Christmas tradition. 

This year's ornaments:



And these that must be on the tree:



Have a Blessed Christmas. Peace, Joy and Love to all of you.

Warm Regards
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14 comments:

  1. How lovely!
    I also buy each of my grandchildren an ornament every year and have since they were born. I was a little surprised when I mentioned it recently to one of my daughter's in law and she had no idea that I had done it every year. She has them all, but never realized I had always done this.
    I thought everyone knew. Guess I should have made a bigger deal of it. LOL

    Our traditions have changed a lot since the kids have spread out and we have tried to create new ones. The gift giving is fun for me and I love buying for the kids, big and little. They each take their little ones to a dollar store and the little ones (until about age 9 or so) buy us each a gift of their own choosing. I totally LOVE these specially chosen and often very humorous gifts.

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    1. Thanks Jo. I think the giving and receiving is so joyful. I love the idea of the $1 gifts - such a nice tradition and a nice way to teach children to give and to make decisions. Have a lovely Christmas.

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  2. I love the ornaments! Christmas is such a beautiful time of year. I pray you and your family have a warm, healthy and happy Christmas! :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica. I enjoyed the day and hope you had a good one too.

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours Suzy!!!

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    1. Thanks Ruby. I hope you had a good Christmas. I had a nice one with my family.

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  4. Family is Christmas. I too have ornaments for each year. Now I am starting it anew with my grandchildren.

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    1. It sure is Jan. I think the ornaments are a lovely tradition. How lovely to do that for the grandchildren.

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  5. Hi, Suzy! ~

    I had a similar tradition when my kids were growing up, to give them each an ornament for the tree -- now they adorn their trees with them in their own homes! So Sweet!

    I trust you are enjoying your holiday season -- Wishing you an AMAZING New Year! XOXO

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    1. Thanks Linda. I am having a very relaxing holiday. Wish you a fab 2013.

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  6. Suzy, I love your tradition! I did this for years. But. this year was the first when we did not put up our (artificial) Christmas tree; instead, we placed our presents beneath the manger scene. Somehow, that seemed so right this year . . .
    Maybe, next year, we will place our tree in its expected corner, but I feel that I focused more on the reason for the season without it there.
    Blessings for the new year!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Oh I love that idea of the presents beneath the manger. I might do that next year! How lovely.
      Blessings to you too and wish you a wonderful 2013.

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  7. Such a lovely tradition, Suzy. I didn't have any such tradition growing up, but I can see how it can be so meaningful.

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    1. Thanks Corinne. Growing up in India, I didn't have any such tradition either for Christmas - the traditions were more at Diwali. This is just something I started myself, to bring some meaning to it.

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