Thursday, December 9, 2010

Advent Calendar: December 9

(This is post 9 in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories hosted by

Prompt: December 9 - Grab Bag
Author's Choice. Please post from a topic that helps you remember Christmas past!

Technically, my post isn't about the past, because my family is still using this idea started by my mom. A few years back, my mom gathered all the Christmas family photos through the years, as well as all the photo holiday cards that have been sent to their house. The whole stack of pictures now rests in a basket that comes out every Christmas. She sets the basket in a high-traffic area, on the counter between the kitchen and the family room. Guests love to look at those pictures. Heck, I've seen them 1,000 times and I still look at them, too.

So my "grab bag" post is to share my mom's picture basket idea with readers. Does your family share past holiday pictures in a creative way? Do tell!

(Originally posted December 9, 2009)


  1. we don't share in a creative way but the basket sounds good.

  2. I love the basket idea, this year I am making some Christmas movies out of still pictures mixed with music for each of my grandchildren so they can watch them when they want on their media.