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Visions of Christmas Past- Redux via TheLifeProject

Christmas gift with heart & yarn embellishment

December is here and Christmas is near… hallelujah! โ€จSo let’s crank the Christmas carols and get this festive month started, shall we?

Today’s reblog was inspired by Don @ The Life Projectโ€”just one of the many, many WordPress blogs I love yet never read enough of :-/ Don’s thought provoking blog posts normally focus on insightful Bible study. In today’s post, he decks the Victorian era halls with a glimpse back to when life seemed simpler, people connected without the internet and everyday heirloom gifts/decor were mostly handmade ๐Ÿ™‚ Totally my kind of fun! Add to that a charming on-screen vision of Christmas past via G.A. Smith’s “Santa Clause” (1898) silent film and (although my yarny hands are holding knitting needles) you could even say I’m hooked! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wishing a happy December to all,
and to all a heartily wholesome night! โค Jackie


The Christmas season is upon us, and even I canโ€™t put it off any longer! I thought that it might be fun to take a look at it from two different points of view, looking back and looking forward. ย Today, letโ€™s look backโ€ฆ

For me, the notion of Christmas in the Victorian era is a great one; it somehow seems so innocent and wholesome. ย I donโ€™t know why this is, maybe Iโ€™m just a sucker for that period, but somehow things just seem more simple. ย My honest guess is that this would amuse the people who lived then, but what the heck, letโ€™s deck the halls!

Of course you would have to start out with your Christmas cards, this was the era that invented them, and since internet connections werenโ€™t that great in those days, everyone would actually writeย them and send them in the mail!

OK, try to picture this:โ€ฆ

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