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Returning gifts
December 27th, 2023

There’s nothing more difficult than returning a Christmas gift. The thought of doing this brings forth a complex mix of emotions. This simple act of returning a gift carries a deep message about human connections, expectations, and the intricate dance of emotions that unfold during the season of giving. The holiday season is a time of warmth and togetherness, marked by the exchange of gifts as a tangible expression of love, appreciation, and thoughtfulness. These gifts are more than just material items; they symbolize the care and attention we invest in our relationships. The act of giving... Continue Reading

December 27th, 2023
Cooking at Christmas time
December 26th, 2023

Christmas memories are not quite gone, and I would like to share memories of how my wife cooks and bakes for holidays. I’m not skilled at cooking, but I enjoy helping my wife prepare for special occasions like Christmas, which is one of my favourite times of the year. One memory that stands out is helping my wife with the cooking and baking during a past Christmas. During the Christmas season, the process of making food feels particularly special. The aroma of freshly baked cookies fills the air and adds a touch of magic to our home. Christmas is also about spending time with loved ones.... Continue Reading

December 26th, 2023
Merry Chistmas
December 25th, 2023

 Thank you for allowing me to share some Christmas memories with you over the past few weeks. I enjoyed strolling down memory lane and I hope you found it interesting and I hope you were able to bring up some of your favourite memories as well. From my family to yours we wish you and yours a very  Merry Christmas!!!  May you have all the best the seasons can offer. May you have a day full of love, laughter friends and family http://www.hummingbirdandbutterfliesgiftshop.com/ Originally Published on https://boomersnotsenior.blogspot.com/ Continue Reading

December 25th, 2023
Christmas Candy
December 24th, 2023

 I love Christmas candy; it runs through my veins. Back in the days of my youth, when the holiday season would roll around, our household wasn’t awash with presents, but there was always one constant: the stocking, carefully hung by the chimney in hopes of creating some Yuletide magic. Nestled snugly in that stocking was a treasure trove of delights – from the ever-familiar Japanese orange at the toe to the snug Xmas socks and cozy undergarments, and of course, the handful of cherished toys. However, what truly captured my heart, nestled between those gifts, was the tantalizing Christmas... Continue Reading

December 24th, 2023
Sleding was/is so much fun
December 23rd, 2023

 The snow is falling,  Snowflakes dance from the sky so high, Cars inch along, catching the gleam in their eye. The news is depressing, no one is moving. Snow piles up, a winter wonderland’s claim, Adventure awaits, not two days the same. Travel is discouraged,  So, as travel dwindles, laughter takes hold, Fun is encouraged, Sledding time, a daring feat, Children’s laughter is pure and sweet. Sledding down hills, pure joy on display, Laughter rings out and cares melt away. Enraptured by thrills, cheeks rosy and bright, In this snowy world, hearts take their flight. The children... Continue Reading

December 23rd, 2023
The holiday is almost over
December 23rd, 2023

Christmas holidays are almost over. The most wonderful time of the year is soon to be over. We can start to relax, the time we are stressed out with endless to-do lists trying to create the perfect holiday experience for everyone will be gone in a day or so. But amidst all the chaos, it is important to remember that it’s the little things that truly count.  Sure, decorating the house and the tree was important.  Decorating, putting all the lights out, with the garlands, and the ornaments set the stage for what was to come. We spent hours untangling the lights and making sure every branch... Continue Reading

December 23rd, 2023
Christmas away from home? Have you done that?
December 22nd, 2023

In 1996, my wife, mother-in-law and I spent our first Christmas away from home and family. Our children were both living in Australia at the time, and we wanted a different type of Christmas.  We thought that spending Christmas in a warm holiday resort without extended family would be a unique, delightful, and tranquil experience. It was. When we were in Mexico, we woke up Christmas morning to the sound of waves crashing against the shore and the sun streaming through our windows. The resort itself was decked out in vibrant and festive decorations, and colourful ornaments hanging from the eaves.... Continue Reading

December 22nd, 2023
Tech can help connect families at Xmas
December 21st, 2023

 COVID changed the world, and one change it brought was the idea of virtual celebrations, such as Christmas. A few years ago, my brothers and I received a wonderful gift. We found we had a half-brother. I have talked about how we discovered each other, so I will not discuss it now.  Before COVID, one of my nieces who understands technology and family asked if we could have a ZOOM Xmas Day gathering to meet our new brother and his family. She asked early enough and was able to convince all of us to gather. The only one who could not take part was my daughter in Australia. The time difference and... Continue Reading

December 21st, 2023
Presents better to give or receive?
December 10th, 2023

My question is which gives more joy, the act of giving or receiving presents? Each creates lasting memories. Every fall for some and in the first week of December for me, the hunt for the perfect gift begins. When my children were younger, we bought them way too much. They each received a present from Mom and Dad, one or two from Santa, then they received presents from the grandparents on both sides, the great-grandparents, uncles and aunts and cousins. I think I was making up for when I was young. As I said, Christmas, when I was young, was a family affair, and we received one present from Santa... Continue Reading

December 10th, 2023
DIY Christmas Tree String Art
November 7th, 2023
Diy Christmas Tree String Art &Raquo; Christmas Tree String Art Boards Painted And Stained

It’s that time of the month again…the wonderful time that I share a sustainable craft that I have made AND also share with you several other ladies’ crafts as well!  It’s a bonus post that is filled with wonderful ideas…and the theme for November is Christmas!  I have been very intrigued by string art lately so you guessed it….DIY Christmas Tree String Art is the choice for me! Sustainable:  Using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.  Many crafters (myself included) find it so hard to throw stuff away because they are just SURE there is something... Continue Reading