Oatmeal Bear

Hi Everyone
Happy Friday

Its that time of year when we
to continue family traditions old and new
 one of our traditions
  is including  in our decor a special present from Santa
 ~ Oatmeal Bear~
 Every year Oatmeal bear gets a special spot in a stocking 
Santa gave oatmeal bear to our daughter when she was a baby 
with instructions on how to share her toys with others
The letter was saved and every year when we put the stockings
up by the fireplace we
also got the chance to read the letter Santa left about sharing
now that our kid's are older oatmeal bear is cherished and so is the letter 
You can buy Oatmeal bear at Tricia Foleys
general store online
for only $12.50

Here is a copy of the letter just in case you would like to start this tradition too

Dear _______________

This is a special bear 
His name is oatmeal and he needs you to take care of him
Give him lots of hugs and love
and when you are feeling sad he will be there to hug and love you too
Be sure to share oatmeal bear with others he likes making new friends and the more you share him the more love will be shared with you


 Family Christmas traditions
tonight we will  pick up our daughter at the airport
and all go to the Living Nativity at our Church it is another special family tradition 
a few years ago before our daughter was in college
we all got the chance to be a part of the Living Nativity 
We all felt so Blessed 
Don't you just

linking with
Feathered Nest Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday

so excited there are only 9 days until
romantic saying for today
"In you I have found my souls heart beat"



  1. Aw, that is a sweet story about oatmeal bear and the chance to be in the live nativity too. merry christmas!

  2. Love the little bear, thanks so much for linking up all the inspiration at VIF, blessings to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas!! xo


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