"CHRISTMAS IS THE SPIRIT OF GIVING WITHOUT A THOUGHT OF GETTING. IT IS HAPPINESS BECAUSE WE SEE JOY IN PEOPLE. IT IS FORGETTING SELF AND MAKING TIME FOR OTHERS. IT IS DISCARDING THE MEANINGLESS AND STRESSING THE TRUE VALUES." -----Thomas S. Monson-----
"THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IS THE SPIRIT OF LOVE AND OF GENEROSITY AND OF GOODNESS. IT ILLUMINATES THE PICTURE WINDOW OF THE SOUL, AND WE LOOK OUT UPTON THE WORLD'S BUSY LIFE AND BECOME MORE INTERESTED IN PEOPLE THAN IN THINGS" -----Thomas S. Monson-----
JOYEUX NOEL FELIZ NAVIDAD FROHE WEIHNACHTEN FELIZ NATAL BUONNATALE GOD JUL SHENG TAN KUAI LOH Wesolych Swiat Selamat Natal
"IT IS THE LIFE OF THE CHRYSTAL, THE ARCHITECT OF THE FLAKE, THE FIRE OF THE FROST, THE SOUL OF THE SUNBEAM. THIS CRISP WINTER AIR IS FULL OF IT." -----John Burroughs-----
I heard our tourist train yesterday! They always have some scheduled runs around Christmas time. In the evening when it goes out you can see the Christmas lights. Out house is just below where the train goes by, so at night we can see its lights!!
It looks very festive.....
It really does not matter how the gift is wrapped. It doesn't matter if it is Christmas or some other special occasion. Gift wrapping can be fun or just a "PITA". I think I have tried it all....At the moment I have settled on gift bags, as there are so many nice ones, at a reasonable cost! But, I have done baskets with basket wrap. (I like my own creations rather than buying one, already made) I have made fancy bows out of paper ribbon. I have used cardboard boxes of different shapes, for the outside of the gift. (one year I found a box that could be folded into the shape of the gingerbread house! My mother-in-law was a sewer, so one year she made gift bags for everyone out of leftover material. Whatever we decide, this can be an ongoing dilemma!
THIS IS THE FIFTH ANNUAL CANDY CANE LANE IT IS A NONPROFIT FOR SUPPORT TO THE LOCAL FOOD BANK. A STREET LIGHTS UP...THE ADMISSION IS A DONATION TO THE FOOD BANK! IT RUNS FROM DECEMBER 1ST TO JANUARY 1ST!