Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Memories & Some Christmas Quotes

Merry Christmas!  Joyeux Noel!  Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all!  The video I have chosen for this post is a TV commercial/ad from the 1960's.  Enjoy!

I remember, as a child, waking up on Christmas morning and looking forward to opening the presents under the Christmas tree with my mother and father.  We would have some breakfast and then tackle the enjoyable task of opening our respective gifts.

My parents didn't have much money, so my gifts usually consisted of any of the following:  Spirograph, Etch-a-Sketch, Monopoly board game, checkers, Chinese checkers, perhaps some colouring books with crayons and some comic books.
Whatever I got, though, I received with appreciation and joy!
Please feel free to share your own Christmas childhood memories!

Quote:  Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.  To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. - Calvin Coolidge

Quote:  He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. - Roy L. Smith

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share. 

23 comments:

  1. Your second quote is an important, Linda.
    So I wish you (deep in your hart) a blessed Christmas !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. Gosh, some things never change. I just got our grand daughter a Spirograph and we played with it last night.

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  3. We always received practical gifts. Underwear, socks. I remember a wastebasket one year. I don't recall anything special until I received an angora sweater I wished for--in the 10th grade.

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  4. Simple things that you can share, like games, are really nice presents to have.

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  5. I remember Spirograph! I loved mine. I didn't get a lot of gifts growing up but, I too was very happy for what I received.

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  6. There really is a magic to the season...thank you for sharing this!

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  7. I remember that commercial which proves how old I am. LOL The quotes are great. There wasn't much for Christmas in our house as I had 7 siblings. Mom always tried to make homemade candy though.

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  8. I don't remember Tammy dolls, but she sure had a lot of outfits! I had mostly Barbies during that time.

    I had Etch A Sketch and a Spirograph, too! And we always enjoyed board games like Monopoly. We didn't get a lot of gifts at Christmas, but I usually got a doll and some books, and I was so happy with those!

    Merry Christmas, dear Linda!

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  9. I like the quote from Smith

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  10. The quote, yes me too!!! And a doll like that, I didn't have one, my favourite was a green velvet rabbit called " Flopsy", well faded with many years of hugging no doubt. And in our home, presents would have been hand made, from the heart. Greetings from Jean

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  11. thank you for sharing your christmas memories. my favorite memories of christmas in childhood were when my grandparents were still alive and my cousins were around. back then, we had a larger family and everyone returned for the end of the year, but now, it's a smaller celebration among a smaller number of us, but i still feel blessed and thankful =)

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  12. I don't remember the Pos'n Tammy doll, but the add would have been effective in creating the desire in little girls. We lived pretty simply, too; and my gifts were usually nothing extravagant. But I was always thrilled with them.

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  13. My favourite gifts were books. Still are:)

    Merry Christmas!

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  14. I agree with the quotes, Linda. A contented and thankful heart brings peace of mind whatever the season. Every blessing for a peaceful Christmas, Linda.

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  15. Linda, I really miss spirograph! Brings back a lot of memories but unfortunately can't find one in Malaysia!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  16. Hi Linda:: Wishing you Merry Christmas and Very Happy,Prosperous & Joyous New Year 2014. Best Wishes Ram

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  17. I remember the 50's ads on a neighbours tv, we didn't have one until the 60's. They were usually broadcast live. I never laughed in those days because I wasn't old enough to understand, but If I want a good laugh these days I'll find them on Youtube. Priceless !
    Have a great day Linda.

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  18. de beaux souvenirs,
    joyeux Noël Linda

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  19. I don't remember this commercial but one of my favourite dolls (I was too old in the '60's for dolls) was a ballerina, oh my I loved her. We opened our gifts on Xmas Eve (Norwegian dad) but saved one or two for the morning-what I especially loved about Xmas that it was another time when most of our relatives would come for dinners brunches and visiting, great for another only child.

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  20. Today I stopped by to wish you a Merry Christmas! And a happy holiday season.

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  21. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year, Linda!

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  22. Te deso una feliz Navidad y un próspero y venturoso año nuevo. Un abrazo,

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