I Just Loved Christmas as a Child

The wonderful smell of the fir tree freshly cut

and the popcorn popping to string on  the branches.

The Christmas cards and presents  we got from our

friends and family in St. Shotts and afar.

The images of bells, angels, kings, nativity scenes, Santa, the elves-

everywhere  and mistle toe over the doors!

The Christmas carols and concerts to celebrate the birth

of a tiny child who held so much hope and love for everyone.

The excitement leading up to Christmas Eve prior to our

trip out to the church to celebrate mass with our neighbours!

Waiting to go to bed after mass, when everyone was so hyper

and had a hard time going to sleep with so much anticipation in the air!

The early morning rise to see if the jolly man

had visited our house and left us some gifts!

Friends popping by for a visit with our family, their kids playing

with our toys while the adults yarned and laughed!

These were the memories of Christmases long ago,

when no one asked for much and friends were worth more than gold!

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About Newfoundland Traveller

I'm a Newfoundlander with a love of reading, writing and travelling. I've travelled around our province and lived in four provinces of Canada. I love a good book and a good blog. My family means the world to me, and some day I hope to travel to many countries of the world with my husband and sons' families.
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