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Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh, how I love Christmas...

The brisk winds and crisp chill of the air. The honking of geese as they fly south for the winter. The faint ringing of church bells in the distance on a dark still night. The crunch of snow beneath my feet as I trudge along the whitened path. The array of colored lights reflecting their beauty off of the ice like multicolored semi-precious stones. The laughter of children as they are wound with the energy of the holidays. Christmas carols, foil-wrapped presents, and the desire to do good deeds. Holiday plays, manger scenes, and star-topped trees. Good wishes, merry spirits, and feeling the depth of love. Being loved. Celebrating a special birthday. Oh, how I love Christmas.


Kelly said...

Beautiful words and imagery for a wonderful time of year!

CJ Raymer said...

Thanks, Kelly. Being a transplanted native Floridian, I soak up the northern small-town images of Christmas like a sponge.


Bish Denham said...

Love the if I could just get into the mood. I so dislike the commerciality of this time of year...Putting up a tree helped.

Danette Haworth said...

So here you are!

Merry Christmas!

CJ Raymer said...

Bish - I know what you mean. I don't like the commercialism either...never have. I'm the kind of person that would just as soon make your gift than buy it. And, I like the same in return as well. I don't like the superficial feel that the commercialism lends itself to. In spite of it all, it's my FAVE time of year!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Danette - Hi, Sweetie! Love the hat!

To all of my wonderful friends... MERRY CHRISTMAS!! XOXO

Nora MacFarlane said...

I love this time of year, too. My daughter and I are going out tonight to enjoy everyone's holiday lights and visit a live Nativity.

BTW - I've tagged you on my blog today for an Honest Scrap Award. Have fun!

CJ Raymer said...

Thanks, Nora! XOXO CJ

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