Since having M.E. I’ve found the run up to Christmas really tiring. I plan ahead and try to pace extra activities like writing cards, wrapping presents and seeing family but it still takes a lot out of me. January has been a bad time health wise over the last couple of years since my ME has been very bad.
But I do enjoy christmas and the festive season and here’s hoping this January is different.
I wanted to show you this teddy decoration from my mom’s christmas tree. I remember this and the snowman ornament (amongst others) going on the tree every christmas and as a child looked forward to seeing them every year.
The snowman decoration was always my favourite right behind the teddy decoration.
You can see his gloves, nose and buttons have become a little worn over time. Must be all those years of service hanging on the tree. But he’s still smiling and skating (dancing?) with glee.
My mom hasn’t had a christmas tree the last few years but this year bought a mini tree. So I got to see some old familiar decorations. It reminds me of the magic and happiness I associate with christmas. I still maintain that one Christmas Morning I heard the sleigh bells of Father Christmas on his way home.