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Merry Christmas Eve! This is Snowflake Kisses last verse, and as sad as I am for it to be over, I’m so excited it’s Christmas Eve!
Not because I’m planning a festive gathering – not this year – but because of all the fun and exciting memories it brings up for me.
Memories of when I was growing up, and memories of when my daughter was growing up, as well as all the years in between. No matter how stressful some of the days leading up to Christmas sometimes were, it’s the happy memories that pleasantly stick and linger over the years.
Christmas does take on a whole other life when children are near, or when thinking of it from a child’s perspective. That’s how I created Snowflake Kisses. By allowing myself to dream and wish and imagine frivolous childlike things.
Things like snowflake kisses, snowflakes on eyelashes, snowflake wishes, these all came to mind so easily while thinking of the one I wrote this poem for as a Christmas gift so many years ago.
I wrote the last line with a very specific and special person in mind – my daughter. This is why I directed this verse to include only one single person to receive all of these snowflakes.
However, I found myself thinking of it differently today. After reading verse 24 on its own and having shared Snowflake Kisses with everyone this December, I thought I should revise the last line. Of course, I’ll have to check with my daughter, since I gifted this poem to her! But knowing her generosity and kindness, I think she would be delighted to share snowflakes with everyone.
What if it ended like this: “Are snowflakes for you and me”
Or how about this: “Are snowflakes for everybody”
If you’d like to share your thoughts on how Snowflake Kisses should end, please click on the snowflake to complete this quick and simple survey!
The poll will stay open until January 5th 2020, and the poem will return every now and then – just like snowflakes do.
This might be Snowflake Kisses’ last line, but don’t miss Snowflake’s Hockey Tale – there’s morecoming today and tomorrow!
I can’t believe tomorrow is the last day for Snowflake Kisses, and I can’t believe how quickly these December days have gone by! Soon Christmas will have come and gone, and we can look forward to 2020!
Hmm. Is that an inside-out oxymoron?
Twenty-four days of December counted down one verse at a time – CadentWords’ first Christmas Countdown is almost over!
Don’t miss Snowflake Kisses’ final line – Verse 24 tomorrow!
There you go – done! The word “soon” from today’s verse 22, with an added “er” completes my self-assigned writing task once more!
Now I can get to my Snowflake Kiss drink! Not literally of course. I won’t be drinking it as I write this, I’ll simply share with you this very simple, rather traditional, and likely already been done before drink recipe. But please remember this:
I am not a bartender Nor am I a mixologist Heck! I’m not even a very good waitress!
This very simple drink Certainly has been done before I simply renamed it as a Snowflake Kiss!
Although some might add too much rum to my favorite festive drink, it can certainly be enjoyed without any alcohol at all. And since the Snowflake Kisses poem is almost done, please don’t drink too much rum or you might miss the last two lines!
Only 3 sleeps to go until Christmas. Only 2 verses left until the end of Snowflake Kisses.
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Well, it seems to be a certainty – snowflakes will not be falling this Christmas for me. The frightful weather is dreadful! Wet, rainy, windy and dreary, but thankfully it’s not freezing!
My Christmas decorations however, are filled with snowflake kisses.
An acquaintance from many years ago was kind enough to let me stay at his home while he’s away this year. A wonderful location, however rainy it might be, I’m very grateful to be accommodated while I pursue this new creative writing career.
A month or so ago, thinking it would be a nice gift for my friend to return to, I purchased a small pine tree. With Christmas closing in, I thought it should be displayed prominently, so I perched it up on the stump of a log which I surrounded with white flowers to hide the pot it still sits in.
This is an outdoor tree of course, and I’ve yet to decorate the small artificial tree I have for the living room. But this little live outdoor tree, could very well suffice as my Christmas decoration for this year.
A few weeks ago, I added a string of white lights to brighten up the darker days and early nights. The white blooming pansies and hellebores, at times covered in raindrops, capture every flicker of light, just like a blanket of snow would. And the clippings of snowberries sprinkled on its nettles, are like snowflakes on its evergreen branches.
It’s really a very lovely little tree. And even though my friend isn’t much of a gardener, I hope he’ll enjoy it for many years – whether it be decorated or not, and whether or not it snows.
Oh how easily I get carried away! Enough about my Christmas decorations! It’s time for me to get to CadentWords’ creative writing assignment!
Here’s my sentence of the day, from today’s Snowflake Kisses – Verse 21:
“No matter how quickly Christmas comes and goes, preparing and setting-up decorations always conjures up wonderful memories.”
That’s why I decorated this year, and that’s why I decorate every year. Because even though I’m not hosting, and even though I won’t be near family and friends, the joy of creating new visual images, positively stimulates my senses.
And every morning, when I pull back the drapes, there’s a snowflake-kissed, cheerful little pine tree to greet me. Often surrounded by chirping little birds, it’s a great way to start what often could be a rather dreary day.
Although I know what tomorrow’s verse is, I’ve yet to pick a word and I’ve yet to think up a new sentence.
But I do know this: I can’t wait to share another Christmas favorite! It’s a festive Christmas drink that tastes just like a snowflake kiss!
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December 20 is here and with only five sleeps left until Christmas Day, I just realized how late I am with Christmas preparations! So after yesterday’s lengthy post, I’ll keep this one short and sweet so that I can get on with setting up some Christmas decorations.
Verse 20 from Snowflake Kisses brings back fond childhood memories. With only two years between each of my two siblings, there was a very short window in time when we all still believed in the magic of Christmas.
These were the years when, a week before Christmas, my mother would be baking, sometimes late into the evenings. Then, on the day of Christmas Eve, we would have to go to bed sometime around 4pm in the afternoon for a good long nap until my mother would wake us just before midnight.
I clearly recall one year where my brother, sister and I all bunked together in one room. Difficult to contain our excitement, mom must have returned three or four times until we received our last warning. This is when we coaxed each other into covering our eyes with the hope that we would fall asleep faster.
So for today’s self-imposed writing assignment, I’ll rephrase verse 20 from Snowflake Kisses while drawing memories from the past. Even though this might not have been exactly as it was said, it’s certainly how I recall it:
“Cover your eyes for just two seconds, and before you know it, Santa will be here!”
I just tuned into my playlist where Christmas melodies are playing, and yes, the weather outside is frightful, but I am nevertheless heading out there to look for a Christmas tree!
Don’t miss tomorrow’s Verse 21 – it’s the first verse of Snowflake Kisses’ last stanza!