Friday, December 24, 2010

Joy Nativity Heart Reflections

Christmas Eve is special to me.
While Christmas Day is a day of joy, presents and excitement, Christmas Eve is the time we set aside to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is an evening of peace, joy and love.

Mom always cooks up a huge pot of clam chowder, and a cake.
We sing Christmas carols, then feast on clam chowder.
And the cake?
That's for Jesus. It's his birthday after all ...
A prayer first, then we all sing "Happy Birthday" to Jesus.
It's a Christmas Eve tradition that I cherish.

To see "joy"ful reflections from around the world, visit James at Newtown Area Photo ... and join us for Weekend Reflections!


Greyscale Territory said...

Love the subdued tones in your photo!

And thank you for linking my poinsettia photos!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas!

Greyscale Territory said...

Back again! Just realised that the photo you conected was the one of my flowers that looked like floral candy! Oooops! Sorry!

Terry said...

Howdy Clytie
Merry Christmas Eve to you and all yours.
What an awesome way to spell joy with a heart ! I am so glad you shared this one .
Thank you for a year full of hope,faith and love through your random heart findings .
I am looking forward to the many undiscovered random hearts coming your way in the New Year.
Hugs and love coming your way from Texas
Until we meet again
Happy Trails

Woody said...

That's a beautiful tradition, thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas!

LauraX said...

beautiful clytie! Merry Christmas!

SquirrelQueen said...

Clytie, those are the kind of memories that make this time of the year so very special.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.


namaki said...

JOY to the world .... nice message ! Merry Christmas to you !

James said...

It's a very cool photo and a spot on message. Merry Christmas!

Thom said...

Excellent my friend. Brings some very fond memories. :) Mele Kalikimaka e Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! to you and your family :)

Y. Ikeda said...

Nice monochrome photo.
Merry Christmas!

~JANN ~ said...

Along your paths - May the dawn bring you hope, the flowers-joy, the mountains - strength, the wind - laughter, the rain - peace, but above all, may your faith bring you love.
Merry Christmas Clytie. Much love to my extra special friend. Love you.

Louis la Vache said...

Christmas blessings to you!

Check back for Sunday Bridges to see what you got a peek at today...

wenn said...

Merry Christmas!

Malyss said...

Beautyful reflection for a very special day!

Beth Niquette said...

I do so miss celebrating on Christmas Eve. It sounds so homey and lovely. ((hugs)) And I adore the heart shining over the dear old nativity set. ((hugs)) Merry Christmas Sissy--friend of my heart.

jeannette said...

I love reading the Christmas traditions my blog friends have. The ones your family have sound very intimate and special!