Growing up, holidays were always something special in my home.
My mom went above and beyond to make each and every holiday something special.
My brother and I would laugh at the endless decorations and time she took to change the home into our special little holiday haven. No matter what else was going in our family, finances, or the rest of the world… we could walk into our home and instantly be transported into a world of joy, love, and season greetings. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. While I received compensation in exchange for this post, all thoughts and opinions remain my own. That’s what the holidays mean to me.
My favorite memory from Christmas was when my parents had Santa come to visit my brother and I in person. While they intended it to be something that brought us cheer and excitement, I think we were both a little freaked out by this huge strangers presence in our home… if he was here, who was sitting in the mall taking pictures with the children anyways?? I must have been about 6 years old at the time, and my brother 3.
A memory I’ll NEVER forget about that day was peeking out the window when he left to see Santa driving a way in a bright red drop top Chrysler Sebring… the old school kind. When I asked my Dad about it, he told me the reindeer where actually hiding under the hood to power Santa’s ride. He called it horsepower. Haha!
Now that I have my own family, I can fully appreciate the time and effort my Mom spent making the holidays so special for each of us back then. I strive to do the same for my new little family. Some of the traditions we keep, like leaving milk and cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Some things will become our very own traditions.
Some things we just “wing” along the way.
Either way, the memories are what last a lifetime!
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What’s your favorite Holiday memory?
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