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Homemade Christmas: Decor, Crafts, & Recipes for the Holiday Home
2023/09/10

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Am I an expert on all things Christmas? Absolutely not.

But, I do have the life experience of 50 years backing me on the topic.

I also had a mother who made Christmas a magical time of year for me.

I grew up loving it. Anticipated it. And, after all this time ~ I still do.

As I contemplated the upcoming Christmas season, I thought of Mom. As a young married woman, she didn’t live just next door to me.

Instead, she lived in another country (Me in Canada.

She in Montana, USA) 4,000 miles away. I missed her terribly when it was time to cook my first turkey dinner and steam the first batch of pudding.

I would have loved the luxury of being able to hop over to her house and eat her Christmas dinner~ and most importantly, have her carve the turkey!!;)

But, in the absence of her physical proximity, I had the telephone. We got ourselves the absolute best international calling plan that was available in 1990 and I used it to its fullest.

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I called her with every little question I had.

And, on and on the questions went.

Slowly but surely, I started to figure out how to do Christmas on my own.

And, I started to grow into my role as a homemaker.

I realize that’s sort of outdated term now – “homemaker”.

But, that’s what I am, and what I love doing with all my heart.

Mom was the person who taught me that being a homemaker wasn’t just “a housewife”.

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