Saturday, December 24, 2011

The Night Before Christmas...

Christmas Eve is such a special night of the year.
My family's tradition is to place a special letter to Santa on the fireplace hearth,
with a glass of cold milk and freshly baked cookies for Santa,
a big carrot for Rudolph,
and of course a mini glass of milk and a chunk of cheese for Santa's Mouse.
Our time together is precious, since we all live so far apart.
Even though my sister and I are all grown up,
some traditions never change.
When it's time for bed, we unwrap one gift...
new pjs! 
We all need a good night sleep so we don't wake up when Santa visits.
Sweet dreams...

Photo by Cheryl Deblette
Left to right: Daina Scarola (me), Cheryl Deblette (my sister), Connie Deblette (mom)
Santa Mouse, by Michael Brown. Illustrated by Elfrieda De Witt.
A very special book, one that was handed down through generations.

What's your tradition?

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas Daina! No presents before morning. We have croissants and tea for brekkie. Any pets we have always get a prezzie too. There are some children's books that only come out on Christmas, packed away with the ornaments and lights. Christmas morning, a special warm fuzzy time:)


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