Christmas Advent Blog Adventure: day 9

A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt

Welcome to Day 9 of the Great Advent Blog Adventure!  For today, the two topics I will explore are:

From the Christmas Postathon (  A tradition you enjoyed as a child.

And from the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories (  Christmas crafts.  Making things by hand…me?

I don’t really remember any specific traditions that I looked forward to every year from when I was a child.  I remember every other year we would travel, either to Las Vegas (my aunt and uncle and cousins lived there) or later to Florida (to my grandma and grandpa’s – on my mother’s side), and since in those days I lived in a place of cold and snow in December, the years we had green Christmases were kind of fun and memorable (especially the fireworks New Year’s Eve in downtown Vegas!).  Were those traditions?  Probably not really, but those are the Christmases I remember the most from childhood.

As for crafts, I remember vaguely trying to make gifts at one time – needlepoint and the like.  Lasted about one year.  Mom is always crocheting blankets for us, but my skills on the crafty side are pretty much non-existent.

And now, kitties relaxing.






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Posted on December 9, 2015, in Daily Post and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. One day you must come Down Under and experience a summer Christmas – just to mix things up! I’ve experienced three winter Christmases in my life but not once did it snow. And one of those was in Cleveland where it “always snows at Christmas” according to my hosts. Just not the year I was there. Humph.

    • That’s funny – one Christmas in Vegas it snowed and we were stranded there for an extra 3 days because planes couldn’t take off (I mean, it was so little snow you could hardly see it, but they couldn’t get it off the runway and had to wait for it to melt). No one back home believed me when I told them why I was late getting back to school (snow in Vegas? Right!!)

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