Our Tiny Kitchen Tree
It is NEVER too soon to decorate for Christmas. Never!
Considering the sacred and divine reason for the Celebration of Christmas, it is relevant year round. The message of the coming to earth of the Second Person of The Holy Trinity, our Lord Jesus Christ, taking on human form, is so profound and far-reaching, it cannot be repeated too often. You may remind me any time, any place, and frequently….please.
I love everything about Christmas, even fruitcake (but only from a special store in Corsicana, Texas). I love the music, the colors, the lights, the fragrances, the family get-togethers, the food, the little Snowmen figurines, church specials, cookies too pretty to eat, wrapping paper, tinsel, glitter, cats knocking over the tree, Christmas cards, selecting the perfect Christmas stamp, ugly Christmas sweaters, wreaths at the windows and doors, jingle bells, silly gift exchanges, (stop me….I could go on and on.)
And the graphics. Oh yes, the graphics of Christmas. I realize my noticing graphics comes from the fact that I’m an artist, but, oh my….have you ever wondered what our Christmases today would be like if it were not for graphic designers and artists the world over? They design decorations, wrapping paper, cards, toys, figurines, special chinaware, table decor, wreaths, candles, again….I could go on and on. I appreciate and thank the graphic designer/artists of the world.
Another reason I love Christmas is my birthday, which is very close to Christmas….very. I must have been about 8 years old before I realized the lovely decorations, special foods, guests, gifts and sweet attitudes were NOT because it was my birthday.
Don’t get me wrong, I love and celebrate Thanksgiving, too; turkey, dressing, family, pie, cranberry sauce, spiced peaches, and football games. But I can take in a lot of celebrating…all right on top of each other. It is all welcome in our house.
“We Need A Little Christmas!”
“Haul out the holly;
Put up the tree before my spirit falls again.
Fill up the stocking,
I may be rushing things, but deck the halls again now.
For we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet.
Yes, we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute.”
____ From the musical “Mame” by Jerry Herman
I think I’ll turn on some Christmas music.
Lovely! Makes me want to start celebrating now! Thanks Adele!
Thanks, Melanie. It is the most wonderful time of the year.
I agree Adele,
I was publicly shamed on Facebook for decorating this early 😁 But I am like you …:as we approach the time of remembering our Lords birth I can’t help having joy at the thought . The Christmas season is so special and wouldn’t mind if it went all year 🌲
Gee Donna, you must be flattered that you are being so carefully watched. I wonder if people care how long we leave our Christmas decorations up? David and I are always a little sad when the time comes to take down our decorations and store them away. Enjoy each and every sparkle!
Love you 🙂
Thanks, Karen. I love you, too. Merry Christmas!! 🙂
Spiced peaches??? That’s a new one. From childhood?
Julie, Yes, spiced peaches were always on our Thanksgiving menu when I was a child. When I became the chief cook, I just bought the kind in jars, but still enjoyed them. Maybe I’ll serve them again this year.
I think I will be singing “for we need a little Christmas” the rest of the day…. LOL I love Christmas, too! Can’t wait to start decorating!
Good, Sheila. Then I’ve done a good thing by reminding you of it. David and I first learned that song, “We Need A Little Christmas” while we were in the choir at Houston’s First Baptist Church, under Gerald Ray. What wonderful memories we have of our times there; we sang with that choir for almost 20 years, and participated in the Christmas Pageant 12 or 13 times. Have a good day singing.