What a crazy year we have had, and I don’t know about you, but getting into the Christmas spirit has been hard.
The only joy I seem to find, is reflecting on my past time Christmas memories with my family.
So, I thought I would share what I remember most, and hopefully help you reminiscence about all those great memories and traditions of your own.
Cooking with my Grams
Top 3 cookies were:
Snowball Cookies shaped into crescent moons.
All of these recipes are from the Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, I have her original book below with all of her beautiful scribbles. (Perfect gift by the way)
And home made Pierogies with potatoes, onions, and cream cheese. What a mess it was, but Lordy, Lordy, oh so good.
Here’s an authentic recipe from the Polinist, and check out her other Polish dishes, which reminds me of my Grams.
Out Door Decor
You knew that Christmas had begun when my Grams put up the big, lighted Santa face on the outside of her home. Check out this one below.
She also lined her kitchen window bright, beautiful, colored Christmas bulbs, like the ones below!
The Gaudy, Beautiful, Christmas Tree
For goodness sakes, back then you had a big Christmas tree, with big lights, regular ball ornaments, candy canes, garland or tinsel.
It wasn’t a designer tree, because it was meant for the family of all ages to put up together.
It didn’t have to be perfect and that’s what made it beautiful.
Here’s my tree from 2002, I’m still trying to figure out why I put the tree up on that side of the room. LOL
The Plaid Christmas Pant Suit
I wish that I had a picture of my Gram’s polyester plaid Christmas pant suit.
As I grew older I realized how ugly that pant suit was, but I would trade anything to have it now.
I’m almost tempted to wear this Christmas plaid dress just to tribute to the polyester suit. LOL
The Big Present
Of all the presents, the BIG ONE was this
Believe it or not, but my mom still has this doll wrapped up somewhere in her house.
Here’s one I found on eBay, the price is crazy, buy hey that velvet face was so cool, and she’s still perfect.
I hope that you could relate to some of these family traditions.
I was born in the late 60’s, and of course times have changed, but creating family memories are more important than ever.
I hope you all have a safe and Happy holiday season, and thank you for stopping by.