Christmas Love

Today I’m sharing another tidbit from my collection of Christmas Stories that warm my heart and remind me why we celebrate the season. Hope you enjoy this one as much as I always have. Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations—extensive card writing,…

Santa – the true story

From my collection of Christmas stories, shared over the years at nanaellen.com, now being repeated here on CCB. Wishing you a Joyous Christmas. I remember my first Christmas party with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the…

the Christmas question

I watch with fascination and some apprehension as preparations for yet another Christmas begin. Boxes I know to be filled with glitter and sparkle are lifted down from their resting place in the attic. The accumulated dust of eleven months is brushed away. The old fashioned stand is located and we begin our annual discussion……

the spirit of Christmas

Another Christmas Story worth repeating. Author unknown now, since the story has been around since forever. Still…the Spirit of Christmas shines forth even today. It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years…

Bearing gifts

keep Christmas

A Christmas Story that has been circling in cyberspace for years. Told of a family in the USA, in southern Indiana, who learned to celebrate the true meaning of the season. No matter the story’s vintage—it brings a warm glow to my heart and a tear to my eye. In 2014 I hope there are still a…

Christmas Greetings

Christmas greetings

Traditions enrich our lives. Traditions bond us with family and friends, and fill us with warm memories of time spent together. This is especially true at Christmas, when traditions are the heart of every gathering and celebration. Christmas at nanaellen.com has always been a time of traditions, treasured and comfortably timeless. A nostalgic time when we leave…

quite a Christmas

After three days of travel over snow-packed roads, through blizzard conditions, with little or no sleep… we arrived in sunny California on December 21, 1981. We had taken what we considered to be a step in faith and we figured God needed us to be exactly where we were now. We also thought that if…