Friday, December 3, 2010

A Special Christmas Gift

So ever since I can remember Christmas in my house, we've had this wonderful Christmas Countdown Calendar that someone made for my mom. It has hung on our wall each and every year. It is made of red and green felt with numbers placed over small red pockets numbering 1-24 for each of the days leading up to Christmas. Each pocket contains a special trinket- an angel, a candy cane, a christmas tree, or Santa. Each piece is different and so unique. I remember my brother and I fighting over who got to be the one to put Santa on the tree when Christmas Eve finally arrived. Through the years, this has become one of my most favorite Christmas decorations in our house. 
Now that I have my own home, I've been looking for a calendar just as special. It's been three years and I still haven't found anything that sparks the excitement I feel when I see our calendar. I think I've probably complained about this more than once to my mom. Well, bless her heart. This year she had someone make me a calendar almost identical to the one we have in our home. It's WONDERFUL!

There are some differences. I love the Christmas lights on the tree- the orignial one doesn't have this and the new ornaments have a different decoration design but it is the most perfect gift EVER. I was so shocked when we got it in the mail. I teared up a bit just thinking about how thoughtful my mom always is. This is truly a special gift that will evolve into a special gift for my entire family.
Happy Holidays everyone- mine are great so far. Especially when I get to put a new trinket up on this tree each and every day. It reminds me of the special magic that surrounds Christmas time and it also reminds me that in just a few days I will be sharing one of my favorite holidays with my wonderful parents.

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