Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings: Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.


It’s quiet and peaceful the night before Christmas Day. No matter who we are or where we come from more and more of us participate in giving gifts around this time of year. Those who have children say that the presents are from Father Christmas … and I have seen practically every faith and nationality join in with this. So I think that this is a special, magical night where we can all enjoy the warm glow and special feeling that we get when we give to others. It’s a night to remember our neighbours especially if they are old or lonely – and if we have nothing to give we can at least offer a friendly smile, a ‘hallo,’ a little of our time.


I have always enjoyed this night from a very little child. This time of the year nights are often very, very quiet … my mother used to say that this was so that if I was very quiet and still I would be able to hear Father Christmas’ reindeer as they landed on the roof with the sleigh. She would say ‘listen very hard and you will hear the bells on the harnesses.’ Every tinkle in the wind was a possibility – but those who know anything about Father Christmas know that if you are caught awake then he doesn’t leave any presents at all.

I think I had better go to my bed now – for although I’m an adult and enjoy giving small gifts to others … I have to confess I do enjoy receiving the odd gift myself!


Greetings of the Season to Everyone!


Furkidsmom said...

Merry Christmas to you and to your family.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Anonymous said...

We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Marty said...

Hi Polly,

Best wishes for a happy and healthy Christmas to you and your family and much happiness in the new year.

Best regards,


Wayne John said...

There wasn't a hush last night, but instead some hooting and hollering. Those quiet nights before Christmas are equally as nice too.

Best wishes for you and your family, Merry Christmas!

kml said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Lynne said...

Happy Holidays to you! I personally enjoy the gift receiving too! I mostly enjoy the smile on my daughter's face when she finally opens that one, most special gift. The one she's waited all year for.

Lotus Flower said...

This Christmas, my wish for you and your family - Peace, love and harmony.


MamaFlo said...

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
Thank You so very much for being my friend.
I wish so much good for you and your family for the rest of this year and into the next.

Mike Foster said...

Hope and peace for this holiday season and for a fantastic 2009!

Happy Holidays!

Laane said...


I wasn't able to comment before due to bad connections, but I want to wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Thanks for entrecarddropping!