December is finally here!
I love this time of year.
When I was in the fourth grade I wrote this poem and entered it in a contest at my local elementary school.
Lights and tinsel
bells and balls
Red and Green and Gold.
Make the simple green fir tree
so lovely to behold.
Mother in the kitchen now
baking pies and cakes
cookies, candies, goodies, too,
that only Mother makes.
Santa stands and rings the bells.
Time to celebrate.
Christ was born and came to earth
God's gift of love so great.
Carolynn Mae Austin Mintz 1959
|Would you believe I thrifted this cute little vintage rocking horse planter?|
I think it's perfect for holding candy canes, don't you?
|"Lights and tinsel, bells and balls, red and green and gold..."|
|"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones afterall."|
Laura Ingalls Wilder
|"He tends His flock like a shepherd;|
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them close to His heart;
He gently leads those that have young."