Sunday, November 12, 2017

Christmas Season is Upon Us

Christmas is a comin", at least, that is what my Granny used to say. Raised in very rural south western Virginia, she was truly a country granny. She used snuff, which I have many memories of as well as canning in the summer, wonderfully cozy and warm home in the winter from the woodstove, and how humble her surroundings were, but how much love we felt there. How I miss those days!!

Anyway, now that we are in the middle of November, it is time to begin to think of the holiday season. I do have some shopping done, but not as much as I would like. I have no idea as to what to get my husband, but I will discover something. I truly don't need much but for some reason, I can always see things I want. I guess I should start a list so I will get a few of my favorite things. Chocolate and wine would be good. LOL!!!

Christmas season at our farm begins when I decide to pull out my multitude of snowmen and begin setting them around the house. I also pulled out the farm Christmas curtains last night and may hang them today if I find the time. They have horse drawn sleighs on them and are a favorite now for years. I'd like to replace them at times, but I do love them. I am on the search for a Christmas apron! I love aprons!!

My quilting bug is really biting hard, but I truly think that may go on the back burner until Christmas is over. That would be a good project for the long cold month of January. I am hoping to begin selling quilting squares on Etsy and Amazon or eBay. I am not sure that it will be a great business, but I think that I would make a few extra dollars. Many FB sites have taken some of the business from those sites I believe. Christmas seems to be all about online shopping these days as people don't want to go out and fight the crowd or simply feel they don't have the time, but I still prefer to shop in the stores in order to see the many Christmas displays that are set up, usually right after Halloween, but I don't mind.

Christmas is truly not about the gifts. It is about the birth of a baby in Bethlehem that grew to be the Savior of all men! (Men being men, women and children). With the sad state that America and other countries are in these days, we need our faith. Whatever your faith may be, it is the time of the year to focus on that. Faith in Christ is what gets me through most days! God gave us His only Son to die for our sins and give us the opportunity to get into Heaven one day as none of us are worthy of such a place. John 3:16 says For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.  What a blessing in the world today!

Remember that peace on earth is a message in many Christmas songs and that is truly what we need these days. Peace can begin in our own homes, towns, etc. Pray for peace today if you are a praying person.  Enjoy this small bright spot in the day today.

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