"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!" Charles Dickens
Christmas plans include picking out and cutting our own tree this year, which is sure to bring back childhood memories. There will be a fee I'm sure, but well worth it I think. And if the tree has some small flaw, the better it will be remembered. There's nothing quite like the smell of pine sap to make us thrill at Christmas coming, and if you're lucky enough to have a fireplace or a wood stove, the sight and smell of a hot, crackling fire heralds Christmas as well, especially with stockings all hung in anticipation.
Be sure to stop in next week and grab a sample of Bud Hank's Christmas anthology titled "The Hope of Christmas." We'll be offering one of the stories in the anthology, "One More Time," as a free read. Bud's stories are unique in that he has a way of putting a twist on a story that is all his own. You'll find this one, and all of our Christmas selections in the Seasonal section. While you're browsing, keep in mind that "A Cherry Tomato on Top," is now available for purchase. Also the paperback version of "Beyond Tomorrow" will be available shortly. Both of these, along with any of our selections would make great Christmas gifts.
As you go about these next few weeks, looking for the perfect gift for each family member or friend, cherish each moment. As I'm sure you know - they are what make life worth living.
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." Anais Nin