Tag Archives: Christmas memories

Vintage Christmas Decorations

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The video above is a snip from a home movie my mother took in December 1959. It doesn’t only show contemporary cards and trims from the period; it also features some excellent pieces now considered antiques. Some of the older …
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Revisiting Old Memories, Making New Ones

J.Hooligan has to be the holliest-jolliest fifteen-year-old boy ever. At an age when you’d expect a guy to be sullen and unwilling to be seen in public with his family, J. enthusiastically joins me, Mom, and Diamondqueen for any Christmas-y …
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Making Do at Christmas

There was a year, maybe when I was nine (i.e. around 1963), when there wasn’t a lot of money for Christmas. We children hardly noticed, because my mother was so creative at taking a little and making it into a …
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