Sunday, December 4, 2011

White Christmas

This past weekend, we were promised snow.  Maybe three to four inches!  The kids were a little excited ... and then a little disappointed when they woke up to about 1/16 of inch strategically placed only on roofs and windshields.  No snowman building to be had.  Not even enough white stuff to scrap together for one measly snowball.

In attempt to have a few snowflakes this weekend, we resorted to making our own.  Here is the pattern from last year.  And now we have a veritable blizzard in our home!

But it's not quite the same as a little wintry snowiness outside during this Christmas season.  I don't particularly want to spend much time shoveling and I don't want really like driving in the snow, but a break from the grey and beige and blah would be lovely.  Maybe we could have a little snowy afternoon where the snow only falls on the lawn and trees.  Then we could enjoy the loveliness of winter without the work and worries!

When it comes to Christmas morning however, it is a pure delight to wake up to a gentle covering of fresh snow, unblemished by frolicking dogs or rollicking kids.  Frosted trees and the quiet of hush of our morning muffled under a blanket of snow.

Bing Crosby sang it best.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
Just like the ones I used to know.
Where the tree-tops glisten,
And children listen
To hear sleighbells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas,
With every Christmas card I write,
"May your days be merry and bright,
And may all your Christmases be white".
(Irving Berlin, 1942)

This song conjures up a variety of images ... frosted window panes and little kids bundled up in their beds with their blankets pulled up to their chins.  Whispered giggles as they "shhh" each other and try to stay awake just a little bit longer.

I'm also caught by the line about writing Christmas cards.  That is definitely a powerful part of Christmas for me ... hearing from friends and family from around the country and across the globe.  I love reading letters filled with snapshots of life; from big news like new babies all the way to the tidbits of life, like vacations and toothless kids!  It is also a huge blessing to read about the many ways God has moved in the lives of our loved ones.  A beautiful opportunity to bring glory to Jesus and celebrate Him anew.  And so fitting to praise Him through our thanksgiving and praise on His birthday!

So this year as you sit down to write your Christmas cards and read those you receive, take time to praise God for His goodness!

Now ... I would be remiss if I were to leave out my favorite version of "White Christmas".  The version I have been humming since yesterday morning.

So I-I-I'll share it with you now!

Lyrics | The Drifters - White Christmas lyrics

You're welcome.


  1. The chances of us ever getting a white Christmas are slim here, but I am always dreaming of it.

    I am about to write out my Christmas cards right now, I will do just what you recommended. :)

  2. I love that song White Christmas! We don't get snow where we are, so it would be nice if we had a light dusting just one morning. Maybe we can get some frost that looks like snow. LOL. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!


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