Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Day 5. Christmas Past -- An Element of Surprise

Have you ever hauled out your Christmas storage boxes from the attic or basement and opened them to find some treasure you'd forgotten all about? This happened to me a couple of weeks ago when I came across some lovely Christmas items I received from a dear blogging friend last year. Until that moment, I didn't remember I had them and I was happy to renew my acquaintance. It's like Christmas just to open the decorations boxes ... all that ooing and ahhing.

Looking through my blog archives is a little like searching through the tissue in those holiday storage boxes. There are times when I find an old post I've written and, just as with those forgotten ornaments, I'm happy to renew my acquaintance, especially when I discover that the piece is still delightfully readable and I thrill to think I was its author. Include a little ooing and ahhing for good measure.

Today I am sharing such a find with you, and I hope when you click the link below that you will discover a certain gladness in renewing your acquaintance. And, if you have not read it before that you'll be glad there's this chance now. So, without further ado, I present a post from Christmas Past. Please note that the photo above gives a hint as to topic, but I won't say more so there will be... 

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On that note, I'm wishing you a day of beauty and sweetness.


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  1. fun to reread what i posted long i have few surprises compared to my childhood christmases. Now I'm the giver to surprises...

    1. Lin, I like that idea you mention about now you're the giver to surprises. Yes, I love being a giver of surprises as well.

  2. I enjoyed reading your post as much today as I did the first time. Happy day to you, my friend!

  3. I enjoyed re-reading this post and it brought back the same memory as the one I wrote about in my comment last year. There's a story there, and perhaps I'll tell it.
    Surprises both received and given are good for the soul.

  4. Lorrie, I was thinking about your comment earlier ... about how reading the post again brought back the same memory today as last year. I would agree, there's a story there, and I do encourage you to tell it. It feels as if there's a dam about to break... and the waterfall of Lorrie's stories will pour forth. Perhaps the season is here...

    Brenda xox

  5. It was a lovely post to repeat . . . especially as I believe I missed this one! I enjoyed the post and I enjoyed the little conversations in the comments!

  6. I must have missed your post when it was originally published so I'm glad that you shared it again. I don't peek at gifts meant for me because I like to be surprise.

    Yesterday, we threw a surprise birthday tea for a co-worker who was celebrating a milestone birthday. I did such a good job convincing her that it was a regular tea social that she even brought cookies to the tea. HA!

  7. I DO love reading over old blog posts! You forget so much!


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