Thursday, November 20, 2008

Celebrate The Holidays-Holiday Traditions & Ideas Edition

I love the Holidays, they put a big smile on my face. Christmas makes me feel like a little kid, woo hoo!! I love decorating our apartment, we put up our tree the day after Thanksgiving, and take it down, New Years Day. The tree we use, was my Mommas Christmas tree, so, of course, it means alot to me. We use some of our ornaments, and some of my Mommas old ones. That way, I feel she is decorating with us. Christmas was her favorite Holiday, and is mine also. We listen to Christmas music, while we are decorating. Actually, we do some dancing around our tree, lol Another tradition while decorating, is drinking mugs of hot chocolate, and sharing a big bowl of popcorn. Yummy. I love baking at this time of year, cookies, cakes, breads, you name it, I bake it!! I cook a big dinner Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Turkey, with all the trimmings for Thanksgiving, and Ham, with all the trimmings for Christmas. A great tradition at Christmas, is baking a Birthday cake for Jesus, and eating a piece of it on Christmas Eve, after reading the Christmas Story. I light candles on Thanksgiving and Christmas for my Momma, and this year, my Brother also. Remembering them, is very important to me. Thanks for letting me share some of my traditions, be blessed everyone.

38 comments:

Colleen aka Senior Blogger (shortstoriesinthemaking) said...

BEAUTIFUL....

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...
much love, Colleen

Flip Flop Floozie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TODAY!! HOPE YOUR DAY IS WONDERFUL!!

Praise and Coffee said...

Very cool! We have done this too, but not every year- maybe I need to make it a solid tradition. It's a good one!
Much love sister,
Sue

saleslady371 said...

Happy birthday, Denise!
Can you feel my prayers for you? Love and blessings!

Kathy - mom of many said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day, all 24 hours of it.

lori said...

HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday from the Internet Cafe!! Denise we LOVE you!
Have a FABULOUS day!!!1
Latte Hugs from ALL of us!

lori and amy!

Debra said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET SIS, DENISE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

I LOVE YOU!!!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Happy Birthday, Denise!
I hope this finds you feeling well.
I'm happy that you have the journal and look forward to reading what you share. I'm pleased that you feel like sharing this time. Everyone will be pleased.
I loved reading about your traditions. It is always so fun to hear what others do to celebrate.
We are putting our lights up on the house on Thanksgiving weekend. I'll probably do our tree that weekend also. It will be a small one this year. I have lots of ornaments and have begun to share some with family.
This month marks the second anniversary of my Daddy's home going. It makes me sad but I know he is happy in heaven with Momma.
Have a great day my friend!
Love,
Mama Bear

Lady of Value said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENISE!!

Sounds like you have a lot of fun around the holidays!

LauraLee Shaw said...

I love hearing about your traditions! You make me want to get the tree out now!

Happy birthday, precious lady. God sure broke the mold purdy when He formed your heart. ;)

Cynthia said...

Happy Birthday, Denise!

We have similar traditions. We put up our tree while drinking hot chocolate and listening to some good praise music. Then, we always bake a cake for Jesus... red velvet every year!

I hope you have an awesome day!

Amy Bayliss said...

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Gretchen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DENISE!!!!!

What lovely traditions you share with your Momma and Lovebug.

Debbie said...

I heard that it's your birthday today. I hope you have a wonderful fun filled day!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Denise,
Happy Birthday to you.

Colleen sent me over. :)

Lisa said...

I left an award for you my dear friend, go and pick it up.

Sharon Brumfield said...

I guess we will be starting some new traditions this year. Traditions are so important....and I love them. :)

Happy Birthday to you Girl!
We love you and we are thankful to God for sending you our way.
Hope you are having a great day and maybe you'll get some snow tonight. We are supposed to get some and I think they said TN might get some too.
Love ya girl

Laurie Ann said...

Sounds like a wonderful time, Denise! It's almost time to begin decorating! I'm so excited!

April said...

Happy Birthday today!!! Hope it's a good one!!

Thanks for sharing some of your traditions for this time of year. They're all wonderful!!

BP said...

I enjoyed reading your traditions. That is so special you have your Momma's tree and use some of her ornaments.

Happy birthday to you also! Hope you have had a blessed day!

Sandi said...

We to put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving and down on New Years. I have lots of old decorations and new ones the children bought me over the years. I love the old decorations.
I love traditions

Janera said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope your day is the ultimate!

Penny Raine said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear friend
Happy Birthday to you!

blessings, Penny Raine
http://pennyraine.com/blog

char72 said...

What marvelous traditions. I love this time of the year also. I love the birthday cake with 364 days counting. That's really cute. Happy Birthday.
Charlotte

Esthermay said...

I can sense the excitement in your writing! . . . and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear blogging friend!
The Lord has blessed you with the gift of encouragement and am blessed by it! Thank you!
~esthermay

Alicia said...

Hi there!! Oh, your traditions sound beautiful!!! You made me really feel the warmth that comes from your home!!!

Blessings to you!
ALicia

Jennifer said...

I love decorating for Christmas! I just posted a "Getting To Know Me~Christmas Edition" over at my place...check it out.

Have a blessed weekend!

Grandparents Corner said...

Denise, I really enjoyed hearing about your holiday traditions. Your heart just shines in each message you write and I know that is Jesus shining through you!

My favorite traditions take place when my son and all my grandchildren are here and I pray that gets to happen this year. We had fond holiday memories when our children were little also and I'll always cherish those since Brandi is in Heaven now. You are a blessing Denise! Hugs, Bonnie

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Thinking of you as you celebrate without loved ones. The holidays can be difficult in that regards.

krista said...

What sweet traditions! Thanks for sharing them. Thanks for visiting my blog! have a great weekend!!!

Patricia said...

First, Happy Birthday, Denise! Now you're part of the family...I always forget to call the extended family on their birthdays. It's a big joke...they would probably be disappointed if I actually sent the birthday wishes on their birthdays.

Great traditions. We do the hot chocolate,too, using peppermint candy canes to stir the cocoa.

Happy Friday & Happy belated Birthday!

Traci said...

Pop corn and Hot Chocolate???HHHHMMM? Sounds like fun times!

a woman found said...

Sounds like your place is a fun place to be at Christmastime!

blessings
sheila

HisFireFly said...

Happy Birthday a little bit late. I'll be right over for cocoa and popcorn and the warmth and love you share at Christmas!

Joanne Sher said...

I truly enjoyed reading about your traditions, and your excitement about them! Guess I missed your birthday - praying it was a blessed one :)

Claudia said...

We've never danced around the tree, but maybe that's a tradition we'll start this year!

writingcanvas said...

I enjoyed reading your traditions. And, I understand remembering loved ones in heaven. We do too. :)