Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Quiet, Relaxing Christmas Day

Christmas and Easter are the two most significant holy days for Christian believers, so with that in mind I "borrowed" the graphic below from a friend's Facebook page to begin my post today.
Hosting the family gathering on Christmas Eve has been a tradition ever since our children got married.  They spend Christmas Day with their in-laws, or stay at home with their own families, while my hubby and I spend our day  relaxing with no set agenda.  I enjoyed watching a replay of Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas message today.
Christmas Eve leftovers on Christmas china.  ;-)  Hot Cinnamon Spice tea for hubby and Cranberry Autumn and Candy Cane Lane for me. 
It's our tradition to have a birthday cake for Jesus every year. We typically have it on Christmas Eve, but when the family gathered up their things late last night to go home I discovered we forgot the birthday cake. So hubby and I cut two slices today and ate it by ourselves. I sure did miss hearing the grandkids sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus.
Santa was very good to me this year.  I got a new portable Singer sewing machine, a Department 56 Tea House [that I didn't know existed], porcelain teapot wall hooks, a crackle glass candle holder, a teapot planter, and gift cards to Barnes and Noble, and Sur la Table.
Close-up of  Department 56 Tea House - Potter & Yang Oriental Tea [Canton Tea Trading].
I'm sure there's room for one more tea house on top of the bookcases!  ;-)

As wonderful as all these gifts are, the best gifts are [1] Knowing God sent His Son into the world to redeem mankind from their sins, and [2]  My family.
I'm signing off now to go watch a Christmas Movie, with a cozy log burning in the fireplace.   After having the entire family together last night [16 in all], the house seems very quiet today. 



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