It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Chapter 12, Page 14, Book 17

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

Ruth Ann Schabacker

December 14th

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year  for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

The best times are the ones that linger on in our on in our memories, the things that neither money nor credit can buy.

Today’s gift suggestion is to :

Create a memory.  Christmas memories begin with enjoyable and special activities or events that with occurred in the years past or have become rations.

You could build gingerbread house with your grandchildren or bake and decorate cookies as a family.

You could go carol singing with family and friends or read the Christmas story as you sit together around the tree.

Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.

Oscar Wilde

Almost all of my finest memories of Christmas center around the things we did rather than the gifts I got.

One year we decorated gingerbread house together, This year we made snowmen out of socks.  Both were fun for all ages.

Memories are what really help keep family together over the years.  It doesn’t have to be anything that costs lots of money or involves a lot of work.  Simple things like going for a ride to view the Christmas lights can create some very happy memories.

Like snowflakes my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.

Deborah Whipp

Untie the ribbons...


betty said...

Making memories and traditions are the best parts of the holidays. Gifts will break or we will outgrow them, but we always have our memories with us :)



what sweet children you have pictured. i like the idea of caroling together.

jack69 said...

great idea that is: CReating a memory, WHAT a super idea for a gift!

Chatty Crone said...

Those two little guys are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mevely317 said...

In spite of my parents' passing and no other relatives still living, one of my greatest joys is hearing my son say, "Remember when?" Sometimes we even finish each other's sentence!

jack69 said...

Me again... I was thinking after I left, I bet she knows those kids!! ;-)

Rick Watson said...

Those are some beautiful youngun's.