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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to you and yours ~



A little Christmas cheer from my home to yours ~
~ Merry Christmas ~ 
~ Frohe Weihnachten ~ 


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The Christmas tree that stands so beautiful and tall, adorned with ornaments as old as I am . . . belonged to my beautiful mom (1933~2010).  I was blessed to inherit her family room tree (she always had two artificial trees standing in her home ) and ornaments. At first, it was difficult but as I continued to decorate for the holidays . . . I felt surrounded by her and all Christmas things she loved so much. I have to say, it feels good, and I think now the hard part will be having to take it all down.


I also inherited a few pieces of her Thomas Kinkade Christmas Village collection . . . there are many more pieces to the collection I hope to own someday. It's a beautiful village and each time I look at it . . . I smile and mom warms my heart and I know she is here with our family.

  ~ Happy Holidays and warm Christmas wishes to all of the genea~bloggers and your families . . . to our friends and family  . . . to remembering all of those who have gone before us, keeping our Ancestors close to our hearts ~ and to making many new memories in the New Year for generations to come . May all your wishes come true ~  
                                







15 comments:

Carol said...

Merry Christmas, the tree and ornaments are truly beautiful.

Linda Oelze said...

Lovely! Merry Christmas, Gini!
-With hugs, Cuz Linda

The Path Traveled said...

Merry Christmas Gini! I hope you and your family make lots of new memories and have a blessed day.

Gini said...

Thank you, Carol, Linda and Betty . . . I wish you all a wonderful Christmas . . . hugs ~ Gini

Barbara Poole said...

Gini, I have looked at your card several times, enlarged it too. It's simply more than beautiful. I hope to see it next year as well. Thanks for the time and effort it took to put it together for your friends to see.

Gini said...

Barbara, thank you so much . . . so much of my home is now filled with my mom's Christmas treasures mixed with mine . . . not that "things" make our Christmas but the spirit of mom, our Ancestors and the reason for Christmas surrounds us . . . those are the blessings . . . we love Christmas and I'm so glad you feel the warmth from our home to yours. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Barbara . . . .

Sheri said...

Merry Christmas Gini!

Gini said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sheri! Hope all of your wishes come true.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Merry Christmas Gini....I've so enjoyed your ornaments and this last Christmas card is filled with the Spirit of Christmas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories with us. Many thanks for the special memories we have made together since meeting here in Blogland. You are a special lady in so many ways.
Sue

Gini said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours too, Sue . . . thank you and I think I am going to continue doing mom's ornaments until the end of December, there are still a few pretty ones I haven't shared and I learn so much about the world of Christmas ornaments as I go . . . it's been fun.

I too say thanks for the memories we have made . . . I enjoy chatting with you and reading your wonderful posts! . . . your pretty special yourself . . . Merry Christmas, Sue, I'm so glad we met on this wonderful journey we are on . . . thank you.

Terri O'Connell said...

Loving all the photos Gini! What software did you use? Also, what did you use to make your header for the blog? I love it. I so need to work on mine.

Gini said...

Thank you, Terri. I use Picasa and the collage feature. I have tried learning Photo Shop elements and can do very few little things there but Picasa is way more friendly and I am much more comfortable with it. My blog header was made by a friend . . . I am in no way that talented but it was made with Picasa I believe. I did add the photos . . . not very well but they are there. Happy New Year to you and yours!

Kathy Reed said...

I absolutely love your collage! I hope to see it linked to Little Red House on Monday's Mosaics.

kgrimm said...

What a marvelous thing to inherit!

Gini said...

Thank you, Kathy . . . I feel very blessed. I missed the "Monday Mosaics" - maybe next time Kathy Reed . . . I always forget about it! Happy New Year to you both.