12 Days of Christmas with Joans Craft World
On the twelfth day of Christmas…
Twas the Night before Christmas and all though the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care….
I hope that Santa brings you everything that is on your list. Maybe a Cricut Expression machine, or a Cuttlebug. How about a Cricut Imagine or Gypsy, a camera so that you can take alot of pictures and then scrapbook all of those memories. Or how about a stocking filled with glue dots, tape runner adhesives, copic markers, rubber stamps, and some ink pads.
It doesn’t matter what the weather is like where you live, Santa will find his way through a blizzard or the clearest of skies. Just last week I thought that I was going to have a white Christmas, but the New Mexico sun came out and melted it all away. If I really want snow, all I have to do is drive 30 minutes to the east and I can see all the snow that I want on the Sandia Mountains.
Everyone celebrates Christmas differently. There are so many old traditions that are being followed down through generation and there are also new traditions being made. Today I have been listening to Polish Christmas Carols and singing around my house as I get ready for some friends to come over. My husband is not Polish he is Swiss/Italian, but after being with me and my family for 30 years he even knows some of the words.
My family in New Jersey are going to the Christmas mass at 4 o’clock to worship and listen to my niece sing in the choir and my nephew/Godson is going to be an alter server at the same mass. Then my husbands family is going to mass together to worship and Celebrate Jesus birth. I wish we were there to celebrate, but we are so there in spirit. No amount of miles will keep us apart, we are always in each others heart and even more during the holidays. Paul and I will be watching midnight mass of television tonight from the Vatican in Italy. Since I just had my last chemo treatment in the beginning of the month, I still cant be around alot of people so we will be celebrating Christmas mass at home.
After church my family will go back to my sister house for dinner and then opening of presents. Paul’s family is going to his sisters, to eat lots of Italian appetizers (fresh mozzarella cheese with soprasata) my mouth is watering just thinking of that platter. Oh can’t forget the black olives. These are the traditions that memories are made from.
However you choose to enjoy this holiday season, just be kind to your fellow man. Just a simple smile can really make someones day.
Wishing You and Your Family a Very Merry Christmas!