Tuesday:) Toni’s Timeless Christmas Treasures

23 Dec

“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.”

– Bob Hope


With this Crazy Covid Christmas, I’m staying home the first time in five years. I’m normally in Chicago, (back home) visiting with family and friends. Not this year. I pray that we all stay safe and healthy and when next we meet, we can celebrate life and hug each other until our arms get numb.

Even though I was sad not to be going back home, I was able to put up my little tree and decorate for the first time in years. My TOTS tree is my favorite Christmas decoration. The TOTS are my artist friends… Table Of Talented Sisters. Just about all of the ornaments on my tree were lovingly hand-made by my special talented friends over the past dozen or more years. I am so blessed. And this year, placing each ornament on the tree was a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, friendship, and love.

Being sentimental and a traditionalist, I have received several gifts that remain unopened until Christmas Day. This way I can have something to look forward to that morning. I hope Santa climbs down the chimney and leaves me some homemade tamales. Wouldn’t that just be the best!

My TOTS tree, my many gifts waiting to be opened and my beautiful angel mother basking in the glow, sharing her beauty to the season.

Wishing you and yours a beautiful and blessed holiday season and and Merry Christmas.

7 Responses to “Tuesday:) Toni’s Timeless Christmas Treasures”

  1. Brenda Davis Harsham December 23, 2020 at 2:53 am #

    Merry Christmas! Love the TOTS ornaments — ornamemories! 🙂

    • toniandrukaitis December 25, 2020 at 2:06 am #

      Thank you Miss Brenda. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

      • Brenda Davis Harsham December 25, 2020 at 4:38 am #

        I was still thinking of those ornaments today. Funny how things sometimes stay in your mind.

      • toniandrukaitis December 25, 2020 at 5:01 am #

        Funny, I was thinking about you the other day. I was writing a poem and used golden fairies and thought of you. Merry Christmas.

      • Brenda Davis Harsham December 25, 2020 at 12:33 pm #

        🙂 A little magic dust for you.

  2. GP Cox December 23, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

    I love it Toni!!
    Stay safe thru the holidays and into 2021!!

    • toniandrukaitis December 25, 2020 at 2:07 am #

      You stay safe too. Hopefully next year will will be merry and bright.

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