Well I must confess that I was mistaken about this post. I *thought* it was supposed to be about our favorite holiday decoration, so I spent some time looking for pictures of my favorite holiday decoration through the years. Guess what? No pictures! What I discovered was that while I had plenty of family fun pictures, I had very few decoration pics. It was a happy mistake, however. Oh my, was going back through those photos fun, if a bit nostalgic.
Changes upon changes in recent years (don’t we all know about those) have changed the way we celebrate and the huge family gatherings of the last decade are simply no longer possible. And while I miss the joy and the togetherness, by going through the pics I discovered that the love is something that continues and every laugh, silly moment and, yes, even every selfie leaves sustaining echoes–joy that is then carried through no matter where and with whom the holiday is celebrated.
I couldn’t have actually written the post I was supposed to write (sharing my holiday decorations) because they aren’t done yet (!) but I’m glad I made the mistake, because as I decorate, images of Christmas past will be in my mind, adding to my joy.
Want to read about my fellow writers’ holiday decor?