Christmas Past..around 1961. Barbies,
Shoe Skates, Record Players..some things
We always had a Charlie Brown type-
Christmas Tree...Even though you could see
through it's branches (& cost under $3) it was
BEAUTIFUL to me... because of the FAMILY
SPIRIT of LOVE that surrounded it...
in N.Y...Dollies: Tiny Tears, Betsy Wetsy...
Below is a Family tradition...Mom's Annual
Cookie Bake for us & the neighborhood kids..
She taught us how to bake cookies (from scratch)
& have the kids decorate their cans...fill them up
with their treasures they made to take home to
share with their families..
And last is the original type "Christmas Village"
(from the 60's/70's) Do you remember those??
with little plastic houses w/lights in it???
It looks a lot different than our Grand "Christmas
Villages" we have now...A simpler time/a simpler village..
for me was when I was in another country far away for
(1 1/2 yrs) I was going to marry someone..but decided
against it & had a FEELING I needed to be "HOME
for Christmas" (no matter what) in 1976.
I'm glad I listened to that feeling..because that
was my "Last Christmas" with my Dad...He died
a few months later..unexpectedly @ age 56.
It was the "UN TANGIBLE" precious gift of
"Love & Time" I got to spend with my Dad &
Family...I remember most & Grateful for!!!
***People ask why do you want to have a Christmas
Boutique?? Rearrange your house...all that
time, work, & trouble...
My answer is to UPLIFT & SHARE with the
community...the Christmas Spirit, the wonder
& enchantment of the Season..Things I have been
blessed by my family & growing up with..ideas to
bring families closer together.... free gifts, tips....
Seeing people smile & be happy even with hard
economic times...there's a lot to Love & Share...
WHAT WAS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE
CHRISTMAS GIFT??? (tangible or intangible)
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