Christmas Past and Present

Charlie Claus

For Christmas this year, I'm embracing changing traditions. Christmas, as I knew, grew up with, and loved, will be different. I'll miss having Great Granny Sugar here. I'll miss Christmas Eve Rummy games with my family, staying up with siblings in nervous anticipation for the next day, and then waking up with all my siblings to presents under the tree. Underneath the tree remains bare until we wake up in the morning. Is your tree the same way? 

The saddest pup, hehe

Now, Christmas Eve will be just me and the parents, watching tv. Christmas morning, it will just be my youngest sister and I, plus parents, opening presents. My brother and sister, plus spouses, and nephews, will stop by at different times of the day. Being the oldest, I think it affects me the most, and I can't help but miss the past. We've grown up, and so a new chapter begins. I can't wait!

My Christmas card for my family

Merry Christmas from "Elle Sees" and Charlie Brown. 
I hope your day is filled with loved ones, warmth, and love. 


  1. Charlie's so cute! Merry Christmas to you Elle. Happy holidays!

  2. Here's hoping it's a great one. Merry Christmas!

  3. Cute photos Elle. Hope your day is special in a new way.
    XXOO and Merry Christmas

  4. Lovely blog. Merry X-mas.

    Lets follow each other? Let me know :)


  5. Merry Christmas to you too!
    Embrace changes! I know it can make you feel a bit lost, but great things are yet to come! Happy Holidays!

  6. Merry Christmas to you and Charlie! x

  7. (((hugs)))) Merry Christmas, Elle! I know this Christmas is a bit hard for you, but it'll get better in time.

  8. So Cute!

    Just dropping by to wish you Merry Christmas!

    Tracy and Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  9. Sending you cyber hugs!! Have a wonderful holiday!

  10. Merry Christmas Elle!!! Hope your day is joyful and filled with love! :)

  11. I had a very different Christmas this year, too, since I didn't go home for it and spent it with just my husband. But you're right -- it's best to focus on new traditions instead of the things you're missing. Hope your Christmas was great. :)

  12. Merry Christmas Elle! In life there will always be changes. Do what makes you feel good.

  13. Merry Christmas to you, too, pal. Pretty card.

  14. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Elle. Such adorable photos.

  15. a photo w/ santa is so adorable :) hope you enjoyed Christmas.

  16. Aww cute post :) I still miss my going to my nana & papa's house for christmas dinner & new year parties even though i was a tiny tot i remember everyone just being happy & being merry :D

    a new follower :)



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