Posted in A-Z Challenge, D, E, Holidays, Life, Thoughts

A-Z Challenge-E = Elves

I must say I have some smart I Followers.  Katiegirl06460 got it right for today’s topic….You really should check out her blog.  Like me, it’s pretty much her daily life…

Anyway, before I continue, just a quick update.  Today sucked.  I got a double Migraine so bad I almost thought I would wind up in the hospital.  I thank God for taking the pain away.   

So, today’s Christmas topic is Elves:

Now, I didn’t really feel like doing research on Elves but we all know they help Santa make toys.  I have to wonder what requirements are on the application.. aside from some wood working experience.  I mean, you would have to be honest if you are going to help Santa with his lists of good and bad children, you would have to work well with others, plus, you would have to like animals since you would be taking care of the reindeer.  Plus, some Elves need to be able to cook, sew and clean.  But, Santa does provide room and board, and it seems like a lot of fun, I’ve noticed. 

The first Elves made most toys from wood and they would literally have to keep track of all the children. Now, with technology, the tracking is easier but they need to know how to work with plastics and machines to crank out the same toys over and over. I don’t think that would be as much fun.

I wonder how many children wanted to be an Elf or where Santa found the Little People, he hired. Were a lot of them family members from those in The-Wizard-Of-Oz? and here’s a thought… Could Santa be related to an Elf in the past?

Just some thoughts before I post tomorrow about Christmas and the letter F. Should be Fun,…but.. maybe not.

Posted in A-Z Challenge, Creativity, D, Holidays

A-Z Challenge – D = Decorating & Department Stores

And, it’s Monday!  Back to the Challenge and my favorite Holiday… Christmas!

Let’s talk about Decorating:

I love Decorating for Christmas.  If I had a big house and a bit of money, I would love to Decorate the entire yard for people to drive by.  Some people take months to Decorate their homes.  Decorating for Christmas inside or outside is easy and doesn’t have to be expensive.  Use ribbons, bows and fabrics, use stuffed animals and dress them for the season…Add cardboard or even pictures of Christmas related items such as Santa and Reindeer.. Maybe, put a Nativity outside to remind people of the real reason for the season, and play some Christmas music out the window to add to the ambiance.  As for inside, string popcorn, tape cards or pictures on the walls, hang socks beside the fireplace or draw one to hang near them.  If you have a tree, decorate that.  Or, just put out anything you own in Christmas colors of red, green, silver and gold.

Now, let’s visit the Department Stores, or at least the catalog:

Sears was a big, Department Store when I was growing up…long before the internet, computers, etc…when children played outside until the street lights came on…but I digress…Anyway, the Sears (and Robucks, I believe) catalog came out every year just for Christmas.  We children, would go through that catalog until the pages were worn making lists of things we wanted from our parents, relatives and Santa Clause.  After Christmas, we…most girls, anyway… would cut pictures of people out of the catalog and have paper families to play with…Oh, you never did that?  Well, to bad.  It helped develop my imagination… Anyway, Christmas was the best time to visit Department Stores because of all the fun Decorations they put up.

Tomorrow is E.  Bet you can’t guess where I might go with it.  I’ll give you a hint… it’s Christmas related. HA!  Sorry, if that wasn’t Helpful.