On the 2nd day of December I reminisce
I was looking through some old photo albums and thought today I would share some images from Christmases past.
Although I was born in the sixties, I did not manage to find a Christmas photo from those first couple of years, but I have selected a photo from each decade, starting in the Seventies.
This was our first Christmas in this house, 1972. I remember helping Mum to stick the cottonwool Santa on the glass door into the living room. I also remember that dress I was wearing, with it’s green velvet skirt. The carpet was chocolate brown shag pile carpet and we had a rake for it!
My parents both came from large families and we had lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. Usually on Christmas Day we would visit my Mum’s family and this picture is of us kids in the kitchen eating our Christmas Dinner.
Then my parents woukd have a huge party, or “gathering” for my Dad’s side of the family a few days later. Between adults and kids there would be over 40.
In the ninties I was married and by 1997 we had our first child, who came home from hospital on Christmas Eve.
This photo was taken Christmas 1998.
00’s (just doesn’t look right, does it?!)
By now we had 2 daugters, and here they are with my Mum, at the age when they would wear Santa hats without the need for much bribery.
And to keep you up to date, here is our completed family, with photos from last Christmas.