Monday, December 14, 2015

Tuesday Tidbit: Christmas memories for your memoir

How was your childhood Christmas different from that of your kids and grandkids?

Did you spend hours going through the Sears Christmas catalog?

Did you ask Santa for a cap gun? Or a transistor radio? Or a poodle skirt?

I remember asking Santa for a walking doll. Does anyone out there remember walking dolls?

Was someone in your family sick on Christmas? Did your doctor make a house call?

What were your favorite Christmas movies?

What unique Christmas traditions did your family carry out?

Did you and your family get all dressed up in fancy clothes for Christmas?

Who typically joined you for Christmas? Or did you usually travel to someone else’s home?

Did your family take Christmas pictures with a camera that used flash bulbs or flash cubes? Were the pictures black and white?

Capture the smells of Christmas, and the sounds, sights, tastes, and textures of Christmas.

Because your childhood Christmas was so different from that of your kids and grandkids, such details will invite readers to experience your Christmases past.

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