Christmas Love

Unpacking Christmas a box of loving gifts

Full of sweet memories that bring me a lift

Remembering my students’ love shared with me

Ornaments of beauty to hang on my tree

A shiny brass apple with name and date

A stained glass window made on a plate

Homemade Rudolph made with clothes pins

Cotton ball snowman and angels with wings

So many memories from yesteryear

Much love remembered sweet and clear

Grandchildren come to help each year

Oohing and awwing is what I hear

And I smile remembering back on those days

When love was shown in so many ways

My tree’s not filled with bought decorations

But a tree filled with love from a past generation

And when it’s all over we’ll pack them away

Storing the love for another Christmas day

I treasure the gratitude each one brings today

Feeling the love that will never goes away

This poem was published in the Old Mountain Press poetry and prose anthology, Enjoy the Holidays. If you have an Amazon Kindle subscription, you can read it for free at:

40 thoughts on “Christmas Love

  1. “My tree’s not filled with bought decorations

    But a tree filled with love from a past generation

    And when it’s all over we’ll pack them away

    Storing the love for another Christmas day”
    . . . This, I believe, is how Christmas trees should be decorated. You have described it beautifully in a poem that touches the heart. Blessings!

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  2. Christmas is my favourite time of year too. This year will be extra special because the famous Star of Bethlehem followed by the Three Wise Men will make a rare real-life appearance this Christmas – shining brighter than it has in 800 hundred years. This month JUPITER and SATURN will align to create what astronomers believe inspired the Christman star in the nativity story. They will appear to merge and create a rare ‘double planet. It will be on 21 December, Winter Solstice,

    I also keep decorations, just like your family!
    I absolutely love your poem and I am going to copy, print out and keep it forever,
    Thank you.

    Joanna

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    • Thank you Cheryl. We had a great time today. They come each year and help us get set up. It is great. We started with four grandchildren, and now we are down to only two. The others are grown and have their own things to do.

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  3. Beautiful poem to celebrate a beautiful season. Lovely photos of Christmas with your family 💖
    The joy of decorating the Christmas tree with the family, the final touches and the lighting with fairy lights is truely magical ⛄🎄🎅🦌🤶

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  4. I love this poem and all the precious photos that accompany it. I can relate to your experience. I have the same nostalgic-inducing ornaments and that same wonderful memorable experience every year when I take them out of the box and hang ’em up. I just don’t have the luxury of grandkids here to help me. Lucky you! Thanks for the picture, {{{Dwight}}} ❤

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