Saturday, December 4, 2010

Gathering of the Clan

There's more, much more, to Christmas
Than candlelight and cheer;
It's the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all year.
It's thoughtfulness and kindness,
It's hope reborn again,
For peace, for understanding,
And for goodwill to men!

The extended family gathered round a crackling fire and an abundant table to wish one another a merry Christmas.

My aunts are very creative. Their handmade Christmas cards are made with such love. I was touched by the thoughtfulness of Aunt S, who included a gingerbread camel in her annual hand-painted Christmas ornament. 2010 is already a Christmas to remember.


Anonymous said...

.. and here i thought these were just the good tidings of the second advent .. eeling that our meat salad with hering just wouln't cut it with this crowd.

kenny and I just came back from the lake tonight with 10 trees. It would have been quite fun (the lake was bathed in sunshine and was actually warm) – if it hadn’t been for the having to fix-up after a break-in into the shed – those two legged bears are the worst. Greetings to the time traveller!!

the word this time round is: ilerate
as in: he tootled on his tin whistle and was quite ilerate

Shari said...

Sorry to hear about those nasty two-legged bears. I prefer those bearing gingerbread. Have fun decorating those trees! Hugs from afar.