Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

As a reminder (mostly for myself) to remember to keep Christmas simple. Here is a passage from Laura Ingalls Wilder:

But Ma asked if they were sure the stockings were empty. Then they put their hands down inside them, to make sure. And in the very toe of each stocking was a shining bright, new penny!
They had never even thought of such a thing as having a penny. Think of having a whole penny for your very own. Think of having a cup and a cake and a stick of candy and a penny.
There never had been such a Christmas.

—Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1935)

Hope you all have a shining bright penny-esque Christmas!


  1. I love those books. Always such a great reminder to keep everything simple.

  2. I hope you had a great Christmas too, Linda. We had a simple Christmas and it was nice. Lovely church meeting, fun with presents, simple meal, a nap and an evening with good friends and hot chocolate.