Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh, There's No Place ...

When they say "home for the holidays", 
do you think of your home now, or the home you grew up in?

Everywhere around my house, 

there are touches of home from my childhood,

mixed in with my own contemporary favorite things,

that will someday perhaps inhabit the homes of my children.

I try to add at least one new thing to my Christmas decor each holiday season,

but really it's the things that pull me back into childhood ...

that I treasure the most.

It's hard to predict what things will be meaningful in Christmases Yet to Come,

or what things will have the power to transport

into Christmas past,

or highlight the joys of Christmas present.

But whether or not you favor Christmas past,

Christmas Present,

or a Christmas Yet to Come,

I hope the Christmas that you keep in your heart is full of warmth and joy,

laughter and love,

and the surety that God's love for you abounds no matter how far away you roam.

Merry, Merry Christmas!

I'm linking this post and joining the party of lovely Christmas homes
at Melissa and Angela's Christmas House Tours {2012}
at the Inspired Room and Cottage Magpie.

Click >here< to see other homes decked out for the holidays!

and also linking to the Nester's 2012 Christmas Tour of Homes
Click >here< to see more festive homes at The Nesting Place!

Shared joy is doubled joy ... let's double the joy for both of us - what are you most grateful for today? Click below to leave your comment. I'll go first :

  1. Such lovely thoughts and decorations. I love the reindeer. Thanks for sharing.

  2. oh, thank you! the reindeer were new this year, from HobbyLobby ... i love them too!

  3. Carol and I read some of your blog posts and we thought this one was particularly nice. Merry Christmas from both of us!!

  4. thank you! Wishing you both a most Merry Christmas, too!!