Thursday, December 22, 2011

Countdown to Christmas ~ Day 23

Almost to Christmas! I'm so excited I can hardly sit still ... which is a good thing as I've got some packing to get done so we're ready to go for the weekend. Today's freebie comes to us from Amy of 3 Li'l Monsters Designs & she has a fun memory to share with us all.

"We had so many great times at Christmastime when I was a kid. My favorite memory was a tradition that we did every year. Christmas Eve before we went to bed we would listen to Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" on National Public Radio. My brothers and I would never sleep very well the night before Christmas, so we would wake up early, early in the morning. My mom made a rule that we couldn't wake them up until 6:00 am, so we would watch the clock until 5:50, and jump up and run to their room to wake them up! Then while they were getting ready, we would tiptoe into the living room, where somehow the candles were all lit, and we would open our stockings. Then someone would pass out the gifts, and we would open our gifts by candle light. After all of the gifts were opened, my mom would make breakfast, and after breakfast we would all go back to bed for a few hours. It seems that every year it was always the same tradition, and I have such fond memories of Christmas. There were years when things were tight, and years when things were plentiful, but it was always a special time for family at Christmas time!"

I'm cracking up at the mental picture of Amy & her brothers sitting, watching the clock, ready to spring into action right at the appointed time! Love it! Thanks for the fun memory Amy & here's her freebie, a set of templates to get some of your holiday memories scrapped. Click on the preview to go to the store for the download & enjoy. I know a lot of people are going to be traveling this weekend so stay safe while you're out on the road or in the air!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

apparently, the product isn't available in the store yet. Looking forward to the brag book pages.

Stephanie said...

They're up in the store now, enjoy!

knittinjen said...

Thanks for sharing the memories AND templates Amy! I know I love listening to The Shepherd (the one about the plane) on BBC (which is NPR after 11 or so...) and my kids listen to it every year! That's their memory. It's so haunting and not at all the kind of thing they would ever be interested in any other time than Christmas Eve - again, thanks so much for sharing!

Monkey Toes Too said...

Thank you!

Andrea said...

Thanks, Amy!