Joy Through Living: Holiday Memories Contest

Dec 6, 2011

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Enjoy Kathy’s favorite holiday memory below and share your favorite holiday memory in the comment section underneath this post. By sharing your memory you will be entered to win a Kathy Davis art print of your choice and a $25 gift certificate to our online store! We will be accepting entries from December 6th – December 9th.

As we approach the holiday season, so many wonderful memories come to mind, but a favorite of mine is the “cutting of the greens.” My dad loved the outdoors, and while he hated cutting flowers out of the garden, he did seem to enjoy trimming our evergreen trees and bringing the fresh cut branches into our home so we could deck our halls the week before Christmas. The greens filed our home with such an intoxicating fragrance, and it was then that Christmas became real for me. I have such fond memories of helping him with this project.

Today, I am lucky to have my own yard full of evergreens and holly which I love to bring into our home, carrying out this treasured tradition…and even though my dad is no longer with us, I feel like he is smiling down as my daughter accompanies me with our ceremonial cutting of the greens (…now if only I could get her to help me with my Christmas card envelopes!)

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