Our first house 1966. Photo by Chris.
Chris has fond memories of Santa, Christmas trees, and many toys from his childhood Christmases past. After we were married his mom continued to give him a toy each Christmas until we had children. Then she gave the kids toys.
Chris with Santa.
The highlight of my childhood Christmases was when my folks gave me a HopALong Cassidy wrist watch for Christmas. They respected my dislike of girly things.
Photo by Bobbi.
Now our Christmases have been enlarged with our grandchildren.
Samantha, Andrew, Natalie 2019 Christmas. Photo by Bobbi.
As they grow we downsize.
Our small Christmas tree. Photo by Bobbi.
So my thoughts on big and little Christmases I relate with this story-- One year, right before Christmas break, I was in a Bible Study Fellowship discussion group. A member of the group was bemoaning the upcoming chore of making tons of corn tamales that her family liked for Christmas. My comment was, "God loves a cheerful giver. If you can't do it cheerfully then don't do it."
(II Corinthians 9: 6