Monday, December 28, 2015

A Little Sadness As Another Holiday Cheer Ends...

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There is just something about a soft light of a candle;
But my favorite is a string of twinkling lights...

I must share with you a deep sense of sadness that came over me today.
We decided to take down the Christmas tree and decorations;
As we had the thought it would be good to start the 
New Year out with the house in order and fresh and tidy!

Yes, it was a good idea, but the feelings and emotion of sadness
Just came over me, but I did find myself weeping a few tears.

I always feel such a sweet and tender range of thoughts and emotions at
this time of the year...
I know that it is such a busy time of year;
But there are so many memories attached to Holidays...

The house looked oh so lonely with all the snowmen put away
No more jack frost nipping at my nose!
All the red and white and golden tinsel put into a box and put away!

All my old fashion Santas are packed away!
My tree is down and the needles swept up...
Oh, what a very sad day!

One thing I do to console myself and to keep some Christmas cheer
All year round, is to keep two separate strands of the multi colored lights up.
I place one at the bottom of my mantel and the other is on top
of my kitchen cabinets over my stove.

So whenever I need the soft and comforting light, I just turn them on!
My Mother-in-law always had a strand over her kitchen sink.
She used them as a night light until bedtime.

I also have been using those fake candles with timers on them.
I place one in the kitchen window and some on the tables.

I am missing the Christmas songs and presence under the tree!
I must tell you all this;
I took pleasure in every detail of Christmas this year!
I did a bit of sewing and some baking!
I did get a few Christmas cards sent out!

So as we say goodbye to another Christmas,
I pray you all heard the bells on Christmas Day!

We never know what the New Year will hold...
Live each day by taking pleasure
 And holding memories close to your heart...


  1. Christmas, as wonderful as it is, can be a bit bittersweet for me too. I leave my snowmen as winter decorations in January. I just painted my kitchen a buttery yellow- I am going to add some white lights atop my cabinets! Hope your 2016 is blessed. Angela

  2. Oh Roxy, this is such an emotional time of year for many people. We always take down and put away the decorations after the 6th of January. I still enjoy looking at everything. I do hope you had a nice Christmas. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

  3. It's good that you hold on to the joys of the Christmas season. And especially all the cherished memories that are near and dear to your heart. I struggled with Christmas this year and it came and went rather quickly. It is sad, but as long as we hold on to the happy moments that's all that matters.
    If you need to, pull out your Christmas CD'S and jam away.... ;)
    Enjoy the New Year and all that it brings your way!
    Hugs, Amy

  4. I'm glad that you had a special Christmas dear Roxy... it always seems that after a rush of excitement and busy-ness, and then everything is done, there is always that bit of sadness that lingers. But I pray the memories of the special Christmas you had will cheer your heart! Much love to you dear friend :)

  5. I'm keeping all my decor up for another week or two. But I was a little teary yesterday as my son left to go back to NC, and my husband went back to work. Finally, I gave up and took a nap! It worked wonders!
    Twinkle lights through the dark winter really are so cheerful.

  6. Roxy,

    This is such a beautiful and heartfelt post. I feel the same way you do. It was a wonderful Christmas, and I will miss the cozy feelings that time of year brings. : )


  7. Isn't it wonderful though Roxy that He sends us a brand new year to begin again. May you have a wonderful 2016. Blessings Gail.

  8. Hello Roxy,
    I have recently discovered your blog and have been enjoying reading it. Of course it is personal preference regarding taking down your decorations, but Christmas really begins on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (think: 12 days of Christmas!). We keep our tree and decorations up for at least 2 weeks after Christmas. I often wonder why, in this dark and gloomy time of year, people are in such a hurry to remove the beautiful lights and tinsel that signify our celebration of our Savior come to earth!
    Blessings to you,
    Jo Ann


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