This is the time of year that families spend time together. Whether its for a holiday meal, or just an afternoon of exchanging gifts. Its a time we come together and spend time with one another, reflecting on our blessings. Sometimes its the only time we may see some family members, and sometimes sadly it may be the last time we spend a holiday together with some of our family members. So as you gather together this holiday season don’t forget to take photos with your loved ones, even if its just your cell phone, or if you have a small point and shoot camera. Capture those special moments with one another to pass on to the next generation. But don’t stop there, get those images printed even ones off a cell phone can be printed to a decent 5×7 or 8×10 in some cases, but 4×6’s will still be cherished in the years to come when we look back at Holiday’s past. Technology today is awesome but sometime timeless prints out weigh a crashed cell computer, or a cell phone that has become outdated. So get those precious memories printed, shared, and off those camera’s and iphones, and ipads. Prints from years and years ago are still around today, but those old rotary dialed phones are few and far between and they didn’t take photos.
I also want to remind you it only takes a moment to brighten someone’s day, the holidays are not always a happy time for everyone, some have no one to share it with, others may have memories from past holidays that bring sadness, or depression. Take a moment to offer a smile, a hug, a word of encouragement to someone who’s holiday may need to be brightened this time of year.
My parents are both gone, along with my step mom who was mom to me for as long as I can remember. I miss them all dearly especially this time of year. I especially missed my step mom yesterday as I backed cookies to share with others yesterday, she loved to bake and cook especially this time of year. So as I made my cookies yesterday I thought about her, and my dad, and reflected on how much life has changed the past few years. I’m a memaw now with 5 amazing grand children and I hope that one day when they get older that they will look back at the memories that we have made and remember them not just as memories but with pictures that we take a long the way.
Merry Christmas to one and all. and start Creating Memories.