So, it seems I’m on Santa’s Naughty List. (“I can’t imagine how that happened,” she said, batting her innocent blue eyes and twirling a finger through her blond locks.) We’ve been forewarned that the plumber’s going to be decking our halls (and many, many walls) with gaping holes; that construction noise will replace our silent nights; and that sheetrock dust will blanket everything with powdery grey snow. The re-piping’s not an option; it has to be done right now — the last week before Christmas.
It’s not practical, probably not possible, to put up a Christmas tree this year. I’m trying not to pout (Are you listening, Santa?), but to be perfectly honest, this feels like a dark lump of coal’s been left in my stocking. If your family Christmas tree is as symbolic and memory-filled as mine is, you probably understand how I’m feeling.
But we can still Be of Good Cheer without an actual tree, right? Right? I’m going to ask you, my dear LJ friends to help make it so.
Let’s create a virtual holiday display of our favorite holiday memories, decorations, and traditions. We’ll call it a meme, if that encourages more of you to join the party. Betwixt and between all your holiday parties, wrapping and baking extravaganzas, please post a picture or describe a much-loved ornament; also, tell us why it’s your favorite, and how it came to live in your collection. If you don’t decorate a tree, show us your menorah or a dreidel, Kinara, or Yule Log. If you’d prefer, show us an ornament so ugly that it makes you laugh. Or share a favorite family recipe…whatever makes you – us – smile.
Happy, healthy, and safe holidays to everyone! And for all of us, a wonderful New Year. xoxo
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