After more than a two year search for a silver vintage Christmas tree, my husband has finally purchased one. Somehow, he managed to find one 50 years old, but never used. Would that make it a new silver vintage Christmas tree?
The Christmas season is now upon us, and I can’t wait to make (and eat!) some Christmas cookies! I remember when I was little, going to my grandma’s house in the weeks before Christmas for a day of baking. I would help her mix up the dough, cut out the cookies using her huge supply of cookie cutters, and patiently wait for the first batch to come out of the oven and cool enough that I could begin my cookie decorating extravaganza. There were all kinds of colors of icing and sprinkles to use.
Attention all children and parents… Guess who’s coming to town and will be at the Blue Springs North Branch? That’s right! It’s Santa Claus and he’s bringing Mrs. Claus with him. They will be reading holiday stories to the children and afterward, Santa will be available for all the children to tell him what they want for Christmas. So parents, be sure to bring your cameras along and take pictures of your children with Santa and Mrs. Claus. You don’t want to miss out on this fun and exciting visit before they return to the North Pole to prepare for the holidays!
With the winter holidays fast approaching, it's time to think about ways to keep the kids entertained during the break. There are so many options at a great price (free) at your local library. Perhaps, you could check out a new release feature film or a Christmas classic, and snuggle up on the couch. Maybe, try a new recipe from one of our many cookbooks. A good book in front of the fire sounds cozy too. For those long car rides to visit family and friends, why not listen to an audiobook together. The possibilities are endless.
The holidays are quickly approaching, and many of us are going to begin shopping, wrapping, baking, caroling … and creating a game plan for seeing the relatives.
Everyone knows what I am talking about; whether from experience or from Hollywood storylines intended to make us laugh out loud. It’s those reoccurring characters; the obnoxious uncle or the cousin who drank a little too much eggnog; that have the ability to bring the spice (and headaches) to the holidays.
This Christmas be prepared for just about anything: even Aunt Jane’s new nose.
Does listening to all twelve verses of The Twelve Days of Christmas make you want to poke yourself in the eye with a sharp candy cane? Are you proud that your name is on the naughty list? When wished a rousing "Happy Holidays!", do you want to reply, "Bah! Humbug!"? If this sounds like you, count yourself a member of Team Scrooge.
As winter approaches and the holiday season nears, I want to say a word about the post office, the U.S. Post Office that is. Every year, I hear all this guff about long lines, surly clerks, and delayed packages. Item one: how long have we known Christmas will come on December 25? All our lives, right? So, why wait to mail when you know the score. Item two: what attitude do you take into the post office? Whose problem is it that everyone wants to express love and caring during the holidays?
Santa Claus does exist and he, along with Mrs. Claus, will be at the Weston Branch on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. The Claus Family will be making a special trip to the library to share holiday stories and to find out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Parents, remember to bring your cameras as Santa’s lap will be available for sitting after the story. For more information, call us at 816-640-2874. All of us here at the Weston Branch wish you a Happy Holidays!
Santa might know who’s naughty and nice, but can he carry a tune? Absolutely!
Join us at the Mid-Continent Public Library - Kearney Branch Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. for Santa with a Tune. The man in the red suit will sing all the holiday favorites. Then, everyone will have a chance sit on Santa’s lap. Bring a camera to capture all the fun.