The best Christmas of all is the presence of a
happy family all wrapped up with one another..
May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart
with warmth and love. Christmas is the time of
giving and sharing. It is the time of loving and
forgiving. Merry Christmas to Everyone!
My favorite time of the year has always been
Christmas and still is. Christmas day is also my
mom's birthday so it is doubly special.
I remember from my childhood days; we would all
wake up very early and my mom and dad would gather
us all around the tree while still in our pajamas.
My dad would read us a verse from the Bible.
We would all listen very attentively, you see my dad
is a good storyteller and whatever he was reading to us
We all loved these moments and looked forward to
it yearly. Those days will forever be cherished
in my memories and never be forgotten.
During Christmas people seem to be merrier and
there is so much love going around that the warmth
engulfs you and for that brief time known as
Christmas everyone seems to live in harmony.
Why can't we always live in harmony?
I also realize the holidays are not the favorite time for
many. Today everything has become so commercialized.
Many in the younger generation look forward to receiving
and have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas.
They say at Christmastime all roads lead to home.
I my mind home will always be that time of my childhood
when we were all together. We did not have much, but
one thing we were never short of was love.
Like many parents, mine sacrificed everything for us.
My mom and dad gave up on their life to make sure
we had what we needed. What we needed was not
material things. What we got was love and
values that has guided us in our lives.
Because of my mom and dad I know that to be kind
and to be grateful are one of the best things you can give
to others. To have compassion, empathy and to care.
What my parents taught money will never buy.
and love of kindred, and we are better
throughout the year for having, in spirit, become
a child again at Christmastime
The best gift i can ever receive at Christmas
or anytime it to know that I can always count
on the ones I love, and to be able to spend Christmas
with family. This year we are lucky because
we get to spend it with my parents, Nina
and family, and Nirvana and kids.
Arvid no matter where he is does not like Christmas.
Try as I try Christmas is not a favorite time for
him. From what he has told us, he did not
have good Christmases as a child.
will never find it under a tree. Sad but true.
I wish Arvid could get into the Christmas
a little more, because I love it.
For me it hold just wonderful memories of a
caring and loving family. The most generous man
I have and probably will ever know is my dad.
His generosity and his caring ways will always
be with me. Whenever we had company over, no
matter what the occasion, my dad would give the shirt
off his back if some asked for it. He literally did that
several times. When we asked him why, his answer
was, "because they needed it more than I did."
To all a merry Christmas. Let's not forget
Christmas is not about how many presents we can get.
Christmas is about love, family, being grateful and
thankful. As far as I am concerned all of these values
apply to everyday life, and not just Christmas. We should
live everyday with a thankful and grateful heart.
For me it's a time of sharing, and being with
loved ones. I like everyone do like receiving presents,
but this is not what I think of when I think of Christmas...
.I remember certain aromas from little. There was baking,
cooking, decorating the tree, caroling and most of all
there was lots of love and laughter all around us.
I wish everyone a day filled with happiness,
gratitude, love and laughter. It is always the little
things that bring us the most happiness. For me
being able to spend it with some of my family
is the best Christmas present ever.
hope for the future. Like snowflakes, my Christmas
memories gather and dance — each beautiful,
unique, and gone too soon