2 days to go !!!
Competition closes 21st December at 24:00 (that's the time on the clock here at laketrees)
Poor Santa had had major problems with his computer lately so could you please email me with your entries...
All entries (stories and/or photos) will be posted here...
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Entries for Competition - Memories of Christmas Past
Entry # 1
Jeane Michelle Culp
Entry # 2
Firstly, many thanks to Santa for inviting me to co-author Santa's Community Blog and welcome to Auntie Dar, Eric, Janice, Judy, Martje, Sandee and Surjit as new co-authors too.Wow, is Blog Elf in for a surprise, especially as he likes to call me eeeeeeek the ghost!! Mind you, he's probably far to busy eating his Frog Sandwiches.
Isn't Christmas a wonderful time of year? Yes, there's a great deal of hustle and bustle, shopping to be done, work to be finished, gifts to wrap, cards to write and much more.
The Magi followed the Star of Bethlehem, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh as gifts for the Christ, born the King of the Jews. Now, traditionally, it is an annual holiday when we celebrate the birth of Jesus with traditions that vary around the world, but the sentiments are the same, we promote goodwill, compassion and peace for all mankind.We celebrate with Midnight Mass, singing the praises of the Lord on this magical day. Children act out the Nativity at schools, churches and halls, while waiting (sometimes impatiently) for the arrival of the jolly man in red known as Santa Claus in the early hours of Christmas morning, when all good children should be asleep.I have many memories of Christmas Past, it is a mesmerizing time of year.
Many years ago, my father took a picture of me ( above) pinching a chocolate off the Christmas Tree, caught in the act as it were!! Mind you, that was many years ago, I have aged a little since then.
In more recent years, I have my own daughter who was fortunate to meet Santa on many occasions. Here she is 3 years old and sat on Santa's knee. Now she is 14 years old, and still anticipates Christmas and has been counting down the days since the end of July hahahaha.
Now then, do not forget to write your letters to Santa, as he's a very busy man and his elves will be working overtime to satisfy the child in all of us.If you are passing by, please join this wonderful community and add it to your Technorati Favourites.......clickety clickety click as Blog Elf would say.Have a wonderful week everyone, and spare a thought for those less fortunate than ourselves.Colin
Colin's photos of his beautiful daughter.
Entry # 3
Ok, here it goes I haven't had that many memorable Christmas's as I was not raised with my family. I remember living in a foster home and all the prezzies that my mom would send to me were taken away! Sad but true. The holidays are such a hard time for me even tho I am an adult now so I just try not to think about it! One year I bought myself off Ebay The Beatles Christmas cut-out records. Music has always helped me thru all the horrible times that I lived thru.. The Beatles and their music is so magical and happy I always wished I was part of the Beatle family! So I say the Beatles are the farway family that I never had. I do get choked up just writing this letter. I still believe in miracles & the spirit of Christmas and when I am sad or thinking of the less fortunate, I play some Beatles music and it magically goes away. Not everyone has had a family and I envy the people that have one and take them for granted! Remember to love one another because someone in your family can leave you in a instant. Christina at harleyblues
Entry # 4
Entry submitted by Kimmy at Purple Frog Cat
Entry # 5
Entry submitted by Mim at Auntie Mim's
Entry # 6
Santa Claus Magic Village
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Entry submitted by Zubli at Book Project
Entry # 7
Back in 2003 I was in my first year at Punmu, on Lake Dora in the Great
Somehow I was talked into being Santa. Then I was talked into arriving
on a pushbike!
Across the dry salt lake (well, a part of it, it is several hundred
square km in extent) at about 5.30pm with the temperature hovering above
The children were still highly appreciative and even a molten Santa had
Entry submitted by Ærchie at ARCHIES ARCHIVE
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Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news