FRIDAY POTPOURRI: NOSTALGIC CHRISTMASES…

Nostalgia is a feeling I have around the holidays, and in this photo (above), I am reminded of family gatherings from the past.

Our annual get-togethers combining family from afar, as well as those who live locally, usually happened at Thanksgiving, and in this one from 2005, we met at a neighboring restaurant, where they always had their tree up in November.

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But before those Christmases, there were some in the home in the foothills.  Below is a shot of my eldest son next to the tree we decorated on our first Christmas there in 1994.

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Fast forward to the last days in the foothills:  our Christmas in 2006, the final one there.

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By the following Christmas, I was settled into my current home in the city, and in the neighboring mall, the grandkids piled into this big sleigh.

 

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Since then, there have been several years in my current home, and with each year, we bring out the same old ornaments…but arranged in different ways.  I am not sure what year this one (below) took place…sometime between 2007 and 2014.  My bad.

 

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Christmas 2014

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Another one from 2014

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Nowadays, I am more minimal in my decor:

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Do your holidays reflect changes in your life?  Do you go big…or do you go minimal?

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6 thoughts on “FRIDAY POTPOURRI: NOSTALGIC CHRISTMASES…

  1. I enjoyed seeing your photos of Christmases past. Our Christmas decor definitely reflects changes in our lives. Last year we got rid of a lot of lights and other decorations that were showing their age — there’s a difference in heirloom and “old!” Every year we decorate less and less. We’re more selective.
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  2. This post made me nostalgic too 🙂 I don’t think I have so many photos though. We almost always go to the same place (grandma’s), and there’s been fewer and fewer of us… So we don’t really take pictures. But I guess I can just look back as I remember 🙂

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