Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas Hoopla!

I just received an email from Sheila, letting me know she has tagged me for a meme.

It goes like this,
1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas.
2. Please refer to it as a ‘hoopla’ and not the dreaded ‘m’-word…
3. You have to tag specific people when you’re done. No “if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged” stuff is allowed…then nobody ends up actually doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you — but the more, the merrier to get this ‘hoopla’ circulating through the blogosphere.
4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it! Let’s involve as many people as possible!
5. Please give Andrea some link-love as the “Hoopla-Creator!

Here are my twelve random things..
1. When my sister Jessica and I were little, After Santa would have left, I would wake her up to sit in front of the fire, turn on the lights to the Christmas tree and just look at all of our presents as well as the stocking full of surprises. One year, she wouldn't get out of bed, so I dragged her with the blanket and we both fell asleep lying there. My mom woke up to find us with melted chocolate on our faces from getting into our stocking hanging with care on the mantel.
2. Money was very tight when my husband and I had our first Christmas together. We got a tree but didn't have any ornaments. So, I got some construction paper and the kids and I made a construction paper chain. We then strung pop corn and cranberries with a needle and thread. We made a star and covered it with gold glitter (I still have it). It was one of the best Christmas trees we had.

3. I only use white lights on my tree and colored lights for the house.

4. I keep all of the Christmas cards that I receive. Instead of throwing them away, I will go through the cards and use some as name tags for presents. I will cut each one, adding a little glitter and ribbon.

5. I have kept all of the "Santa Letters" from the kids throughout the years.

6. I love traditions... One that I start with is changing the wreathes for the doors the day after Thanksgiving.

7. I am very particular with details. I put a lot of thought into my gifts. My husband and I believe in putting limits on our gifts. I find that it is a good challenge every year to stay within the budget. When everything is said and done... I am quite proud of myself, and so is my husband. And they are good gifts.

8. I dislike all of the commercialism that comes with this season.

9. I like to wrap presents while drinking a glass of wine and listening to Christmas music, or having an old movie going that has a Christmas theme to it.

10. I am very sentimental (more than usual) during this season.

11. I love 1940's Christmas music.

12. The tree comes down right after everyone leaves Christmas day and is on the curb of the street by mid-night.
Evidently the rules are very specific and say I can't just say this is for whoever wants to do it,
I'll choose
Wanda @ Brushstrokes from the Heart~ Darlene @ A Walk in my Shoes~ Lynette @ Tourettes Mom~ Deb @ Expressions.

Please do it if you can, I know how busy everyone is..!


  1. Thank you my dear I will try to do
    this Christmas Hoopla

  2. I thought your answers were just right for you! Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh fun! You can bet your sweet bippy I'll do this one!

  4. Thanks for sharing this all with us and also, thank you !, for all you nice comments on my blog.

  5. I love the image of you and your sister asleep under the tree..!
    Forties Christmas music is great, Gill plays some at the Spa, I must see who sings it.
    Thank you for doing this Angela, I enjoyed reading it..!
    Have a great christmas..
    love and hugs

  6. Oh Angela: This was so fun to read...but I must decline as you know I'm spending most of my time with Aunt Cassie, and we leave for Southern CA Sunday...catch me next time OK?