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Bubble lights! Also when I was a baby my Mom use to make ceramics. She made a ceramic Christmas tree and snowman that lights up. She puts them out every year!

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I knew it was Christmas when we put the tree up!!
But, I guess the one thing that really stands out in my mind is this Santa face we had. You hung it on the wall and pulled a string and it would play a little Christmas song. It seems like the song was...We Wish You a Merry Christmas. I loved that thing!
I also have the nativity I grew up with. After my mom passed away, I inherited it. I love it.
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The Fireplace came from my mother. She'd had it since I was little and to me, it was always such a symbol of the magic of Christmas. During the Christmas season a couple of years ago, I noticed it up on one of her shelves and mentioned how much I'd always liked it. My mother laughed and said it was just a cheap little thing that she'd picked up somewhere so many years ago but that if it was special to me then it was important that I have it so she sent it home with me that night.

The Christmas Bears taper candle holder was something my mom bought for me when I was in high school. I LOVE those bears and the first Christmas that DH and I spent together, he BROKE the bottom piece. I was so upset but trying not to be too hard on him...luckily he was able to fix it and you can't really tell that it was ever in three pieces.
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awww how nice of your mom to give you the decoration. Your story sounds like my story about the Avon scented carolers that I gave my daughter because it just reminded her of Christmas growing up and now she displays it.

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There are these little ornaments that my mom had when she was a kid ( I Think). Whatthey are are these littl cloth things that you stuff like pillows and then sew the ends together and you have little ornaments. They're like of little people from different countries and stuff. Also these little bear ornaments that use to play music when you squeezed the stomache, but they don't play music any more.

We use to have a light up star that my parents had since their first Christmas together. Well, I think it was their first Christmas together since they had it. Hopefully if my mom sees this she'll be able to correct me on it if I am wrong.
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Originally Posted by Faithmom6 View Post
I knew it was Christmas when we put the tree up!!
But, I guess the one thing that really stands out in my mind is this Santa face we had. You hung it on the wall and pulled a string and it would play a little Christmas song. It seems like the song was...We Wish You a Merry Christmas. I loved that thing!
I also have the nativity I grew up with. After my mom passed away, I inherited it. I love it.
Merry Christmas yall!!
That's another thing I remember! The little Nativity set.
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My mother had her Christmas Village which she spent 21 years piecing together - a few pieces here and there. She built it a base out of plywood that had all of the streets and streetlights and hills permanently in place. When she died unexpectedly of Ovarian cancer in February of 2000, it was her gift to me because I would come every year and help her assemble it. I didn't have a space to put it out in my tiny apartment but I couldn't bear to put it in storage with the rest of my Christmas things so I kept it by the front door in its original cardboard Christams box decorated with elves and tied up by her hand with twine.

Three years ago I finally moved into an old 1925 bungalow and in 2006 I finally was able to unwrap the village and set it up. When I gave the twine the first tug and opened the lid I was overcome with emotion. I had not felt my mother's presence so strongly since she died. I found myself choking back a few tears as I pulled each piece out and unwrapped them. They had not seen Christmas since 1999. It was odd that I didn't remember a single one of them, but I spent the rest of the night setting it up as best I could. When I was done and had all of the lights working on it - I was shocked to realize that it looked just exactly as I always remembered it.

When my family came over for Family Christmas Dinner on the 27th - which is now the tradition that I host - my step-father's face lit up when he saw it. "Son...it looks just like your mother used to set it up. It sure is good to see it again."

I now start the season putting up the village before I even put up the tree. It goes out the day after Thanksgiving just like my mom used to do it.
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My mother had her Christmas Village which she spent 21 years piecing together - a few pieces here and there. She built it a base out of plywood that had all of the streets and streetlights and hills permanently in place. When she died unexpectedly of Ovarian cancer in February of 2000, it was her gift to me because I would come every year and help her assemble it. I didn't have a space to put it out in my tiny apartment but I couldn't bear to put it in storage with the rest of my Christmas things so I kept it by the front door in its original cardboard Christams box decorated with elves and tied up by her hand with twine.

Three years ago I finally moved into an old 1925 bungalow and in 2006 I finally was able to unwrap the village and set it up. When I gave the twine the first tug and opened the lid I was overcome with emotion. I had not felt my mother's presence so strongly since she died. I found myself choking back a few tears as I pulled each piece out and unwrapped them. They had not seen Christmas since 1999. It was odd that I didn't remember a single one of them, but I spent the rest of the night setting it up as best I could. When I was done and had all of the lights working on it - I was shocked to realize that it looked just exactly as I always remembered it.

When my family came over for Family Christmas Dinner on the 27th - which is now the tradition that I host - my step-father's face lit up when he saw it. "Son...it looks just like your mother used to set it up. It sure is good to see it again."

I now start the season putting up the village before I even put up the tree. It goes out the day after Thanksgiving just like my mom used to do it.
oh boy...very emotional story...I can just imagine how it choked You up...because reading it...did the same to me
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oh boy...very emotional story...I can just imagine how it choked You up...because reading it...did the same to me
Me too! What a nice story! Thanks for sharing!

Sunshine ~ I love the fireplace! I have a ceramic fireplace along that same line that makes me smile when I get it out too!
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Thank you for sharing your story with us Wgastar.

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