Friday, December 2, 2011

Merry Christmas! (Circa 1940's)

Does anyone remember what Christmas used to be like? It would be hard to imagine with days like Black Friday where crazed women run around with pepper spray close at hand to ward off any person who dare try to take the last Tickle Me Elmo from the toy shelf at Walmart. People will literally ignore a dying man on the floor while saving a few cents to buy their bratty children all the things that they supposedly 'need'. Honestly, it angers me. While of course both Ashley and I are much too young to remember what Christmas was like before the 1980's, it is still nice to hear stories from relatives about what it used to mean... family, love, and giving. That's why every year I stride towards creating a "vintage" Christmas. 

My Grandmother sent me an email with a bunch of old photos, and the one that really caught my eye was this one:

The little girl is my grandma, with her parents on either side. My grandma always told me that her mother would put one piece of tinsel on the tree at a time. Isn't it beautiful? This picture is probably from 1943 or 1944. This picture makes me want to go back!

Much love and blessings this Christmas for everyone who reads this! I hope that everyone has a home to be at and family to love this season. :)

1 comment:

  1. That is such a special picture. What a treasure. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower of yours!

    Lynette - Sweet Posy Dreams