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I've been working on a family project for my grandmother the past few weeks and my Aunt Penny sent me these pictures from her childhood. My grandmother loves Christmas and has always made it a very special holiday for her family. They had 10 children by the time these photos were taken, which equals quite a bit of presents under the tree. I love that each one is wrapped in different paper, most likely saved from the year before (if I know my grandmother well) and each has a beautiful ribbon or some other decoration. My favorite photo is of the older children wrapping gifts, my dad is on the left, home from college and quickly put to work.

Oh, the Christmas Eve hustle and bustle, I love it so. I must admit it's still hard for me to fall asleep the night before Christmas, I'm always a little too excited to hear the kids squeal and jump out of bed and run to see if Santa has come. A magical time indeed.

Merry Christmas to you and yours...

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Merry Christmas Brooke. Hope you and your family have a wonderful day.

12.24.2009 | Unregistered CommenterViv

Merry Christmas! Wonderful pictures!

12.24.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Wonderful pictures! Merry Christmas, to you and your loved ones.

12.24.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKarin

These photos are really lovely!

Merry Christmas!

12.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterShokoofeh

Thought I would share with you some photos of my little sister's wedding. Have a great Christmas x

12.25.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara Bradshaw

That's a lot of wrapping paper! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

12.27.2009 | Unregistered CommenterEngracia

Nice pix! I think that's my new bicycle on the first picture. It was a three-speed, and I put a lot of miles on it!

12.27.2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick Hellewell

These pictures are amazing!

oh man! LOVE that last photo! :)

12.29.2009 | Unregistered Commentertiffany.

Those photos remind me of every single Christmas of my childhood. In fact, I think my mom had the same plaid skirt. Thanks for sharing these!

lovely photos.

12.29.2009 | Unregistered Commenterleni

What great wrapping paper... wall paper... hairdos!... Tinsel tree!!! I want to jump in the Delorean and visit!

01.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterKIM

I need to start wrapping my gifts in different wrapping paper like your grandmother. My 4-year-old was wondering why Santa and I have the same wrapping paper. oops. I just told her that Santa shops at Target in the North Pole too. That answer worked this year but I'm sure there will be more doubts next year.

01.5.2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

WOW! These pics instantly brought me back to the merriest if times!! Thanks for the trip!

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