Merry Christmas // A Christmas Poem

Hello and merry Christmas, everyone! How is your Christmas day going?

I am having a lovely day so far, just relaxing and spending time with my family. I am not going to do a big post for today (and I’m not sure I’ll post anything tomorrow) but I thought that I’d pop in here and wish everyone a joyous Christmas day!

I also decided to share a little poem, written by my younger self. Keep in mind that I was probably about seven or eight when this was written and I didn’t know a lot about poem writing, so it’s definitely not the best, but I just wanted to share something about the true meaning of Christmas, and why we celebrate this lovely season. Enjoy!

When fall is gone, and winter’s here,

I know Christmas is very near.

We put up the tree, and light the lights,

Whose soft glow looks so pretty in the dark night.

On Christmas morning, you may see

Many gifts under the tree.

But, make sure not to forget:

The reason of Christmas is not the gifts.

Jesus was born on Christmas night.

In a world full of darkness, He became our light!

This is a beautiful thing to remember. Sure, presents are exciting, and baking cookies are fun, and all of these festivities seem to spread the joy of Christmas.

But, what are we really celebrating? Jesus’ birth! The coming of our Savior! To me, that is more exciting, more joyful than anything else. Just something to reflect upon.

Merry Christmas again; I hope your day is full of love, peace, and joy, family and friends!

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The Christmas Tag

This graphic is so cute!

Hello and happy Monday! Today, I have a fun post for y’all: a Christmas tag!! Because it’s just under two weeks until this lovely holiday, I thought that I’d participate in this tag, which has been created by Addie and Shanessa. Thanks to Heidi for the nomination! This tag looks very fun, and I am excited to answer the questions! Let’s get right into it.

Rules

  1. Post graphic on your blog
  2. Nominate at least 5 bloggers
  3. Link to either of the creatorโ€™s original posts

The Questions

What is your favorite family Christmas tradition (if you have one)?

We don’t have a lot of traditions. Maybe getting up early on Christmas and talking with my siblings, and then opening gifts. Also, every year, my family goes to look for a tree, which is a fun experience and family tradition, although the trees aren’t always the best. We go and find a tree, cut it down, and then we will go on a short hike!

What is your favorite Christmas food/drink?

Christmas cookies are yummy, especially gingerbread! They’re just so Christmasy! Eggnog is also good, although I’ve only had it once.

Is Christmas your favorite holiday? Why or why not?

It’s between Christmas and Thanksgiving. In the end, I’d probably go with Christmas, but Thanksgiving is an amazing holiday as well, with food, family and friends, and being reminded of all to be thankful for. However, on Christmas, we are celebrating Christ’s birth, which makes it my favorite holiday. I just don’t like how stressful and commercialized this Christian holiday has become.

What is your favorite Christmas song?

Just one? I don’t know if I can do this, lol. ๐Ÿ˜„ I tend to enjoy listening to some of the more traditional songs and hymns, but there are also some more modern songs, too. The First Noel, What Child Is This, Breath of Heaven, Feels Like Joy, Silent Night, How Many Kings, Christmas Tree Farm, O Holy Night, Go Tell It On the Mountain…these are just a few!

What is your favorite Christmas activity?

Making Christmas cookies is really fun! I like all of the peppermint flavors and the ginger in gingerbread or gingersnaps. They smell so good baking, too!

What is your favorite Christmas memory?

I have so many! I don’t think that I can choose just one.

 What is your most favorite Christmas gift you have ever got?

Again, I’m not sure if I can decide on one. I’m not sure about my favorite, because every gift I have gotten may have been useful or something that I loved a lot, but they are all different and hard to compare.

 What is your favorite part of Christmas day?

I love going to Christmas Eve Mass, and singing Christmas hymns beforehand. However, I don’t know if this counts because we usually go on Christmas Eve instead of the morning of Christmas. On actual Christmas day, one of my favorite things is getting up early with my siblings, and just spending time with family in general.

Whatโ€™s your favorite? Ham or turkey for Christmas dinner?

We don’t usually have a traditional Christmas dinner of ham or turkey. If I chose one, though, I’d go with ham. That is because we go with turkey on Thanksgiving, so we’ve usually had it more recently than ham when Christmas comes around.

 Whatโ€™s your favorite Christmas story?

The birth of Jesus!

My Nominations

Raegan

Lydia

Sawyer

AnnaKate

…and anyone else who wants to do this tag on their blog! If anyone I tagged has already done this, is tag free, or doesn’t want to do this tag, don’t feel pressured to!

The Questions

What is your favorite family Christmas tradition (if you have one)?

What is your favorite Christmas food/drink?

Is Christmas your favorite holiday? Why or why not?

What is your favorite Christmas song?

What is your favorite Christmas activity?

What is your favorite Christmas memory?

 What is your most favorite Christmas gift you have ever got?

 What is your favorite part of Christmas day?

Whatโ€™s your favorite? Ham or turkey for Christmas dinner?

 Whatโ€™s your favorite Christmas story?

That is all for today’s post! Are you excited for Christmas? How would you have answered these questions? I’d love to chat in the comments! I will see everybody back next week!

Merry Christmas!

Hello, and Merry Christmas! How’s your day going? I’m good! I woke up around four with some of my siblings, then we opened presents at six, and…yeah; I’m just having a great day! Hope you are too!

Our Christmas tree! ๐ŸŽ„

So, again, Merry Christmas, and an early Happy New Years! See you on Wednesday! I hope you have a great day! Bye!

Christmas/Winter Aesthetic โ„

Another aesthetic!! Hi, welcome or welcome back to my blog, Books and Hooks! I’ve made a few aesthetics in the past, (you can see them here if you want!) I love making these; they are so fun to make and find pictures for!!

I hope to make one for a new book I’m writing with my sister soon, too! But for today, I’ll be making one for winter and Christmas, since the first day of winter was yesterday!! Like with my other aesthetics, I found all the pictures on Pixabay! Okay, here it is!

I hope you liked it! I’ll see you guys on Saturday (Christmas!)!! Hope you have an amazing day! Bye! โค

This or That: Christmas Edition

Hello! Since it’s only ONE WEEK until Christmas, I decided to do a Christmas-y this or that! Heidi made this up, here’s hers, make sure to go check it out! Thank you for letting me do it!! Okay, well here it is!

Fake Christmas tree or real Christmas tree?

I like that real Christmas trees are really nice because it’s fun going out and finding one, and because I love the smell! But I like that fake ones are cheaper, require less work, and they don’t shed as much needles. Overall, I think that I like fake trees better.๐ŸŽ„

White lights or colored lights?

I like white lights better because they just look so magical!

Ugly Christmas sweater or cute Christmas sweater?

I like cute Christmas sweaters better! ๐Ÿ’–

Candy canes or gingerbread cookies?

I love both of these, but I might have to go with candy canes, because I love basically anything minty!

Star or Angel? (On top of the tree)

I love both! We have a star, but I wouldn’t mind which one we have! โญ

Hot Chocolate or Eggnog?

I don’t think I’ve ever really had eggnog, so I guess hot chocolate!!

Wrapping Paper or Gift Bags?

Okay, so if it means which one looks nicer, I’d choose wrapping paper. But if it’s between which one I like to use better, I’d have to go with gift bags! I am horrible at wrapping gifts.

Christmas Music or Christmas Movies?

I don’t like watching movies that much, so I would probably choose music! There are a lot of good Christmas movies though!

Festive Dress or Festive Sweater?

Probably a sweater. I don’t really like wearing dresses that much.

Christmas Music Before or After Thanksgiving?

I like to wait until at least after Thanksgiving to start listening to Christmas music! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Decorate Before or After Thanksgiving?

After!!

Open Presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

We’ve never opened them on Christmas Eve, so I’ll probably go with Christmas day!

Hot Coffee or Hot Chocolate?

I don’t like to drink coffee, so I’ll have to go with hot cocoa!! โ˜•

Decorating a Gingerbread House or Cookies?

I love how gingerbread houses look, but I like to decorate cookies better! Making gingerbread houses is still fun though!!

White Elephant or Secret Santa?

Probably Secret Santa!

I hope you like this post!! Have an awesome day! I’ll see you guys in my next post on Wednesday, which will hopefully be a winter aesthetic, or a Christmas poem! Okay, have a great rest of your weekend!!

Christmas Cookies/Treats My Family’s Making This Year

Hello! I know this post is kind of late: I had a very busy day!! (A good kind of busy, though!) I hope your Saturday is going well too! In this post, I’m going to tell you guys all the cookies and treats my family is planning on making this Christmas!

Gingerbread

This is the classic Christmas cookie! I love these, but I know there are a lot of people who don’t. I know that my little siblings mainly like cutting them out and decorating them!!

Snickerdoodles

I don’t really think of these as a Christmas cookie, but my brother really wanted them, and they are good!

Rice Crispies

I absolutely LOVE these, especially if they’re homemade! So yummy!!!

Shortbread

I love these too! They’re one of my favorite cookies: they’re just so buttery and delicious!!

Meringues

I made these a few times, and they’re really fun! I love the taste too: they kind of remind me of crunchy marshmallows like in Lucky Charm cereal! Also, you can do different colors in the piping bag, so this time, I think we’re going to do red and green! ๐Ÿ˜€

Snowball Cookies

I had these for the first time last year, and I really liked them! (By now, you’ve probably noticed I like most of these!!๐Ÿ˜…)

Thin Mints

These were my pick! I really like the ones from the store, although I haven’t made homemade ones yet. They look pretty easy though!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Yum! I like that these aren’t just sweet, and that they are also crunchy!

Ritz Cookies

Like the previous cookies, I like that these are kind of salty too! But last year my sister and I made these and when we melted the chocolate and it was a mess! But they were good so…

Peppermint Bark

This isn’t one of the treats we planned on making, but it just sounds so fun and it’s really good! I hope I can make these!!!

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I hope you liked this post, even though it is kind of short and simple. I can’t believe it’s only two weeks until Christmas!!

What treats are you making this year? What’s your favorite Christmas cookie? I’d love to know in the comments!! โ˜บ