Tuesday, December 25, 2007

The Night before Christmas and All Through the House...


all the creatures were stirring, snoring, crying, snorting and shuffling around all night long!

Do you like our little Charlie Brown tree? When we were first married we helped organize a children's "shoe drive" as a service opportunity for our congregation. We brought this little tree to church with small paper shoes attached with information about gender and shoe size and couples picked a shoe and brought the real shoes to us all wrapped for Christmas. We were able to deliver the shoes and actually see the recipients glee at receiving SHOES for Christmas. What a blessing it was to be involved in that project and we still use that little tree as our Christmas tree 4 years later. It is a reminder to us to always be grateful, always be generous.

Merry Christmas!

A few of the MANY Christmas photos I loved:

20 comments:

Jim said...

A wonderful story. I hope everyone in Utah had a great Christmas!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

ditto with Jim. Merry Christmas! :)

Bill said...

Yesterday we delivered an Angel Tree program, and we were blessed beyond belief. Giving back is what makes the season meaningful. Thanks for your visit to my blog, and Merry Christmas!

Kate said...

Probably one of the best Christmas stories I've heard this season. Love that spectacular tree, Annie!!

Chris said...

I love your tree and the story behind it!

Merry Christmas!

Joy said...

That's wonderful, Annie! I do believe that Christmas is all about giving - be it material things people need, friendship, warmth or love.

Happy Christmas to you and all your loved ones!

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zentmrs said...

Wonderful Christmas story and sentiment! Merry Christmas!

Ming the Merciless said...

What a lovely story and memory to have! I love the little tree too.

Merry Christmas

claude said...

Hello from France ! Have a good Christmas time ! I know Utah. I have my friend Julia in SLC and when we go over there we visit some beautiful places of your State.

Irredento Urbanita said...

Merry Xmas for you dear friend and I wish a very good 2008 !!!!!

Bergson said...

Merry Christmas to you too! I hope you and your family have had a wonderful holiday.

oldmanlincoln said...

I remember days like this one. Nice memory.

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

Great post and wonderful story. A very happy 2008 to you.

Kerri said...

Merry Christmas! Love the Tree! and the Story!

Josy said...

A little late, but merry Christmas, happy holidays, joyous new year... and it's always wonderful to hear a story from someone so giving! Thank you for sharing!

Rambling Round said...

Hope you had a very blessed Christmas!

lv2scpbk said...

I didn't notice the tree until I started reading your post.

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

Seasons's greetings and a Happy New Year!

Thanks for your visits and support.

Kala said...

I really like that message - to always be grateful and generous! Very nice reminder of the meaning of life and living!

Lynette said...

Thanks for sharing the story of your Christmas tree-it's wonderful.