Grateful Christmas

Hi Everyone
Happy Wednesday
*The true spirit of Christmas*
When my Husband and I were blessed with our first child 
we quickly realized how grateful we were that she was a healthy happy baby 
We started a family tradition of bringing presents to the children who happened to be in the hospital at Christmas time
So every year our family collects toys
for the children from friends at Church, School and my Husbands company
  We get to 
deliver them on Christmas eve
after Church. This will be our 20th year
and we look forward to this tradition almost as
much as we do Christmas day

We wanted our children to grow up grateful for all that they have
and to understand how important it is to think of others  

Last night we hosted a small party for friends who brought toys to donate
We were overwhelmed and humbled by everyone's generosity
~What a Blessing~

Today our hearts are full and we are grateful for 
such wonderful friends and generous hearts

snow inspired white mantle with real garland that smells glorious

family traditions
and having the house all aglow for friends and family this time of year
So excited there are only 18 days until Christmas
linking for
White Wednesday
  Mantle Party
Southern Hospitality
Primp Your Stuff

romantic saying for today
"Tell her life is brief but Love is long"
Alfred Lord Tennyson



  1. Pam, thank you for sharing this. It is such a wonderful tradition, and I know this means the world to the children and their parents. Having a sick child is so difficult, and it is even more difficult during the holiday season. God's blessings to you and your friends and family.♥

  2. SO BLESSED to have a great mommy. love you :)

  3. What a wonderful thing to do. I am sure you have blessed many children over the years as well as their parents. Love the mantel by the way. GORGEOUS!

  4. This is so simple and beautiful. Love it!

  5. Beautiful post... beautiful decor!
    Stop by and link up if you have time.

  6. WOW Pam, you are so sweet! the children must be thrilled when you bring the gifts. Your mantel is gorgeous!
    hope you are having a great week :)

  7. What amazingly sweet and selfless people you are! Blessings to you this Christmas and always!


  8. These are beautiful! Love the chandeliers! Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

  9. What a Beautiful Christmas Vignette you have Created! I Love the Evergreen and silver Theme Just Lovely!
    Visiting from White Wednesday!
    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Warm Regards

  10. Hi! Thank you for your wonderful compliment on my blog.I higly apreciate it:)

    You have a very warm and big heart. This is amazing. Gives hope to everyone who reads this post. kindness and love excists.

  11. Pam, Your post is inspiring. i love how you have done this for 20 years. It's wonderful. Your white mantel is beautiful. Have a Merry CHRISTmas!
    Eileen @ cottage beach house

  12. What a great idea to have a party of giving. That is truly the meaning of Christmas!

    Your photos are so pretty too of your lovely decorations!

    bee blessed


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