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Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas Is In The Air

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With Thanksgiving arriving in no time, Christmas is only a short month to go. Do you have your holiday shopping started? Some people are done, but the real Christmas shopping starts the day after Thanksgiving. The day of Thanksgiving, we spend time with family and friends celebrating a time of giving. Some of the men are hoping the Detroit Lions will give to the Green Bay Packers. However, families gather around the table or the television to enjoy a feast made for a king.

The traditional Thanksgiving dinner is turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams, potatoes, corn, dinner rolls, gravy and everyone’s favorite, pumpkin pie with whipped topping. As we feast on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy a day of football, the kids will play and pictures will be taken. Families are getting together to draw names for exchanging gifts at Christmas and drinking a little holiday cheer.

Christmas is a special time when the Thanksgiving Day parades roll out the sleights with Santa Claus who is ready to greet the little ones and hear what they want for Christmas. The parades are beautiful with all the Christmas lights and decorations. Stores are unveiling their Christmas windows and families are bundled up warmly to start the holiday season.

The one thing we forget sometimes is those less fortunate than we are. Some people have no family and nowhere to spend the holidays. Some of the little ones do not enjoy a Christmas Day of receiving presents from Santa Claus. The family just cannot afford such a luxury of buying gifts. If everyone considers one child and buys one extra present to present to someone less fortunate, little ones everywhere can enjoy a Christmas present from Santa Claus. Imagine the gleam in their eyes when you take the time to say Merry Christmas with a gift that was left under your tree for them from Santa Claus.

Plan your holidays and your shopping to include someone, maybe even an elderly neighbor who has no one to spend the holidays with, and see what a difference a little love can do to brighten someone’s life. Everyone deserves a little extra love at Christmas, some of us have more than enough to go around, wouldn’t it be nice if everyone had someone to spend the holidays with.

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  • At December 14, 2007 at 3:20 PM , Anonymous Work From Home Momma said...

    I love your advice to remember the elderly. They are so often forgotten this time of the year.

  • At December 14, 2007 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Blondie - Pamela said...

    Yes the do. A bar that I work for once in a while, puts out a big dinner for all the people who have no family. Many are the elderly that have no place to go and no family to be with.

    It is heart warming to see them smile and enjoy the company of everyone on Christmas.

  • At December 17, 2007 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Homemom3 said...

    Yes, they elderly are forgotten. We've been down to the retirement homes before and were sad to see that not many go by to visit. They love the company too.

  • At December 17, 2007 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Blondie - Pamela said...

    I worked in a nursing home for about a year a while back and I was surprised to see how many people are there and have no families to come and see them. Special attention was always something we tried to do at Christmas to make them feel loved and wanted.


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