Certain things just signal Christmas and carolers are one of them. This year we were once again treated to carolers and cookies from the children of Stony Hill Baptist Church. What a thrill it was to have these little ones (and their adult "helpers") arrive on our doorstep with their goodies in hand to spread a little Christmas cheer. Having Natalie and Nathan, two of our very own grandchildren, in the group made it all the more special. Jesus loves the little children and so do we!
When they left our house they headed across the street. We joined them in singing Christmas carols to our special neighbor, Charlie. Like us, he was touched by their smiling faces.
Getting the Christmas dishes out is another thing that signals the beginning of the holiday season for me. I can only use them once a year so they usually make their appearance right after Thanksgiving.
And who could forget the Christmas cookies! I used a new recipe this year for Candy Cane Blossoms that was not only delicious, but full of Christmas color as well.
For those who want a healthier option, try slicing some fresh strawberries and kiwi. Add bananas at the last minute if you want. Easy, good for you, and naturally sweet.
Bringing the Christmas books out stirs many happy memories. The special children's stories that have been a part of this season for years with our own children, are now being read to the grandchildren.
I also have a few adult favorites that I read and refer to during this very special time of year.
Oh how we love Christmas! More to come...