Reflections of Past Christmas and Those We Lost
Christmas is a time to be together with loved ones, reflect on the past year, and look forward to what the coming year has in store. This year was particularly tough for many people as we lost some very important people in our lives. Whether it was a family member, friend, or even a pet, each of us will have a unique experience commemorating Christmas this year. We all want to share the joy of Christmas with those we care about most, but it can be difficult when they are not physically here with us. In these reflections, we hope to share a bit of what we were feeling during and after our own Christmas gatherings this year. As we prepare for 2018 and all that it has in store, let us remember those we have lost and celebrate their memories together. Merry Christmas!
Our favorite Christmas memories
Our favorite Christmas memories are of family gatherings and exchanging gifts. We especially cherish the memories of those we lost in 2012, including our beloved dog Rascal. Each year, we try to make more memories with our loved ones and enjoy each moment that we can.
What we’re grateful for this year
We are grateful for our loved ones who have passed away this year and those who are still with us. We are also grateful for the blessings of family, friends, and health. We hope that you have a joyous Christmas season filled with love and happiness.
Some people decorate their homes for Christmas in the weeks leading up to the holiday, while others wait until the day itself. Regardless of when or how decorations are put up, there is always something special about seeing a home decked out in brightly colored lights and festive trees.
This year, we have sadly lost several friends and family members who celebrate Christmas. We will miss them all dearly, but we know that they are now at peace and happy in paradise. Even though we won’t be able to join them this year, we will remember them fondly and enjoy every minute of our own Christmas celebrations.
Here are some photos of past Christmases that have inspired us:
This first photo was taken a few years ago by our good friend Sarah. Her home is decorated with bright colors and cheerful decorations, just like we love! In the photo, Sarah’s son Aidan is also pictured posing with his girlfriend at the time, who is wearing a beautiful dress made from reindeer antlers.
Our next photo was taken just last month by our other good friend Kelly. Her home is decked out in traditional red and green colors, as well as a large tree decorated with tinsel and shiny baubles. There is definitely something special about celebrating Christmas in someone else’s home!
Last but not least, here is a photo of our own home during our most recent Christmas celebration. Our tree is smaller this year because my husband’s grandmother
We wish you all the best this Christmas
Christmas may be a time of cheer and happiness, but it also marks the year that many families and friends mourn the loss of loved ones. For some, this is a time when they reflect on all the good times they’ve shared with their departed ones and wish them all the best in the New Year.
For others, it can be difficult to get through the holiday season without them. Some people find comfort in remembering their loved ones fondly, while others find solace in gratefulness for all that they have been given. No matter how people choose to spend Christmas, we hope that everyone has a joyous and festive celebration.
We hope you have a joyous and safe holiday season!
We hope you have a joyous and safe holiday season! As we reflect on the past year, we are grateful for all the blessings our families have given us. We are also saddened by the passing of some dear friends and family members. During this season, let’s remember to be grateful for all that we have, and to cherish each other’s company.
Christmas is a time for family and close friends to come together and celebrate. For many, it is also a time to remember the people who have passed away. Whether we are celebrating with those we are close to or remembering those we lost, Christmas is a bittersweet time.
For me, Christmas always includes memories of my family and friends who are no longer with us. Each year, I try to make more meaningful connections with the people I am closest to. This year was especially difficult because my brother died just weeks before Christmas.
Despite the sadness that accompanies Christmas, I find joy in spending time with my loved ones and enjoying the festivities. My brother would have been very happy that I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my family and then spend Christmas Day with them again. He would have loved the way that our family has come together to honor his memory.
Christmas is a time for reflection on what we have lost but it is also a chance to celebrate what we still have. Every day counts as one more gift that we can give those we love during this special season.
Our Christmas Tree
Christmas is a time for family, friends, and loved ones to come together and celebrate. For many, it is also a time to reflect on the past year and all of the people who have passed away.
For our family this year, Christmas was especially poignant because we lost two loved ones in recent months. Our grandfather passed away last week after a long battle with Alzheimers Disease, and our grandmother passed away just before Christmas.
We cherished every moment we spent with them, and we are grateful for the memories they left us. We will never forget their love, laughter, or warmth. They will always be part of our holiday tradition.
But beyond our personal loss this year, we feel a sense of community solidarity as we all mourn the death of so many fellow humans. It’s hard to put into words, but somehow attending Christmas services together throughout town helped us bear the weight of that sadness a little bit more easily. We know that others are going through similar moments right now, and being able to share fellowship around the Yuletide tree seems like something positive in light of such sorrow.
Christmas is a time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the new year. For some, it is also a time to celebrate the holiday season with friends and family. Whether we are celebrating Christmas or mourning the loss of loved ones, gifts are always a welcome part of the celebration.
This year, we received several wonderful gifts from our family and friends. A hot cup of coffee from our parents was especially appreciated on cold winter mornings. A handmade card from a close friend touched our hearts. And a gift certificate for a local restaurant made us very happy!
We also lost several loved ones this year. Each December brings us closer to memories of those we have lost – whether they were recent acquaintances or longtime friends. We cherish each moment we spend with them, and miss their presence deeply during Christmas celebrations.
Despite the sadness that surrounds Christmas, it is still an amazing time filled with happiness and love. We are grateful for all the gifts given to us this year, as well as all the love that has been shared with us throughout the year. Thank you everyone for making this holiday so special!
The Christmas season can be a time of reflection for many people. It is a time to think back on past Christmases and those we have lost. This year, I will be thinking especially of my mother-in-law and grandmother, who passed away this past year.
My mother-in-law was a special woman. She was always so cheerful and happy, no matter what was going on in her life. She was an excellent mother and wife. I always felt lucky to be able to call her mom.
My grandmother was also a special woman. She was never really too sentimental, but she had a deep love for Jesus Christ. She would often talk about how much she loved Him and how grateful she was for His salvation.
Both of these women were wonderful mothers and wives, but they are now gone from this world. They will never again get to see their grandchildren graduate from college or see their great-grandchildren grow up into adulthood. But even though they are no longer with us physically, their memories will live on forever in our hearts.
A Thank-You Letter from Santa
Thank you for bringing joy to so many people this Christmas season. Your efforts are truly appreciated.
Our family has been especially blessed this year and we have loved spending time with our children and grandchildren. It’s been a special experience to share the holiday together.
We also lost a dear friend this year, which has made the holiday more bittersweet for us. We hope that you have had a very merry Christmas and that 2013 will be just as kind to you.
This year, we lost loved ones who have always been a part of our Christmas. We also lost friends and family members who we grew to know and love over the years. Some people take this time of remembrance for granted, while others find comfort in spending time with those they’ve lost.
We all come into this season feeling different emotions, some happiness for the new year, some sadness for all that has changed, and some trepidation at what may come. In spite of our differences, we reach out to one another during this holiday season and share our blessings and memories.
It is amazing how a shared experience can bind us together as a family or community. This is especially true when it comes to Christmas; we all remember where we were when Santa came down the chimney or the Elf on the Shelf brought presents to our children’s bedrooms. Whether it was our first or twentieth Christmas, sharing these memories with those around us creates an emotional bond that can last a lifetime.
This year will be different in many ways; with new memories to cherish and old ones that will remain with us forever. As we approach Christmas Day, let’s remember those we’ve lost along the way and make every moment count.
Christmas morning is always a magical time. Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, it’s a time to be together and enjoy each other’s company. This year, we will remember those who we lost in the past year. Christmas is also a time to reflect on the good things that have happened in the past year and to look forward to what 2017 has in store for us.
The New Year
Christmastime is one of the most cherished times of the year for families everywhere. It is a time to celebrate together, learn about each other, and share traditions. As we reflect on past Christmases, we are reminded of all the loved ones who have passed away. But it is also a time to cherish all the loved ones still with us.
This year was particularly poignant for us as we lost two cherished family members in December. Our grandmothers passed away at the same time, leaving behind a huge hole in our hearts. We remember their laughter, their love, and their stories. They were such an important part of our lives and we will miss them dearly.
But even though they are gone, their memories live on in our hearts and minds. We know that they are happy and reunited with each other now, and that makes us feel a little bit better every day. Christmas always feels bittersweet after a loss like this, but we know that it will be just as special when we celebrate it again next year with them by our side.