Presents wrapped so carefully,
Tree lights shining bright,
Excited children’s faces,
The sound of carols in the night-
It is a time for celebrating, a time for feasting, a time for laughter and a time for giving...
But Christmas can also be a sad time for those who have lost loved ones too... There is the family of the daughter, whose tragic story has featured in the news this year. This Christmas will be very difficult for them. It will be difficult for wives and partners who have lost husbands and lovers. It will be difficult for children who have lost fathers, mothers, brothers or sisters. It will be difficult for husbands or partners who have lost their wives or lovers...
I lost my lovely Mum a year ago last October. She was a courageous, stoical woman with a dry sense of humour. I miss her loads still. Grief is painful, but after a while the pain gets better but the reality of the loss still remains. Memories remain of the dearly loved person.
This Christmas I was prompted to do something in memory of my Mum. I packaged together some of my handcrafted items, a key ring, a bookmark, a silk lavender sachet, a small heart cushion and a Christmas card. I then passed them on to my Mother’s minister, who is going to distribute them to elderly single women, perhaps those who have lost their partner, or do not have much family, or who find Christmas difficult.
It is spreading my bit of Christmas spirit... I do hope they like the small gifts.
This last week I have had a bit of a listing frenzy, stocking up my shop on Folksy after the lovely sales that I have had. Here are a few of the items that are now stocked in my shop... Please click on the picture and it will take you directly to the item in the shop.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!