Well I’m a little behind on this question of the week, because this question is from last week, but it has prompted me to think a little and I’ve decided to try to expand on the idea. Some of you know I am a scrapbooker….well maybe a better term would be a memory keeper…I am a scrapbooker, but now that I not only traditionally scrapbook, but also digitally scrapbook, and write this blog, I could look at it a little differently. In all of these hobbies the most important thing is that I write down my memories and keep record of the fun things (and sometimes the not so fun things) that happen in my life and the life of my children. I think it developes a sense of family and roots and I want my children, grandchildren and even my great-grandchildren to know what was important to me. So I write my memories down, it makes my photo albums meaningful not just a bunch of old pictures.
The Sunday question of the week was “What was your favorite Christmas memory?” and since I was sharing a memorable moment of a Christmas from my childhood at the Birthday Bash, I knew just what to say during our “get to know you” section of the church service. However, this really got me thinking about the many, many favorite memories that I have of Christmas, and my favorite Christmas gifts during the years. I also wondered about family members and what those memories would be, I wondered if my brother’s and sister had some of the same memorable moments that I did.
I knew there was only one way to find out….ask!, and the project idea was born. I want to make a digital album with some pictures of family members and Christmas and their favorite memories of Christmas. Watch out family….the email is coming!
The story I shared at the bash was when my mom had scrimped and scraped, as she usually did, to give us a good Christmas. This year she had a great idea…. she gave us a $100 bill in our stocking. It was rolled up and wrapped in a very small way, and tucked amidst the other items in our stocking. She thought it was a great idea….we could spend it ourselves on something that we really wanted. Well, not really a great idea…or at least the way it was wrapped was not a great idea. My brother didn’t see it and threw his away with all the wrapping paper trash! We spent the morning searching for it amongst all of the wrapping paper and trash from the morning of opening presents. It was the proverbial needle in a haystack. Took a little while but we found it, much to mom’s relief.
So, I’m on a mission, while everyone is thinking about Christmas…to get my families favorite memories of Christmas. What about you, do you have a favorite memory of Christmas? Do you share it with your loved ones.