Thursday, December 11, 2008

Photo Phun Phriday - All I Want For Christmas

I have never been overly on top of Christmas list. I am of the opinion it sets up expectations that might not be able to be met. And as much as I love giving Christmas presents, I have always been concerned about putting too much emphasis on the receiving of gifts.

When The Man was three, he asked for something to write on because he wanted to let Santa know what he wanted for Christmas. I handed him a post it and told him we would put it on the fireplace.

This is what he wrote.






The only item on his list.

Did he get it? Why most certainly yes!

That was the year that he was into ties. This is him, later Christmas day, proudly wearing that tie left in his stocking. Everytime he wore a tie, and still today, I think of that sweet post it and the simple but excited request of a three year old years ago.





So this was one of our Phun Photo times . . . check out more phriday phun photos at Candid Candie's!



Somehow, not only for Christmas, But all the long year through, the joy that you give to others, is the joy that comes back to you. John Greenleaf Whittier




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25 comments:

Aleta said...

Awww.. That's so sweet! I love that all he wanted was a tie.

Susie said...

Too cute:-)

Merrie said...

What a neat fun memory! I love it! Thanks for sharing... those precious times!
Oh, I haven't FOUND any 50. mugs YET... hope I can!

JANE said...

that is so cute!!! My number 2 was into ties when he was that age to. In fact we were talking about it today!!

Lisa said...

That is precious, when my 2 year old met Santa this year for the first time----he asked for "socks"

Sandy Toes said...

OH my that is just too sweet...a tie!
-sandy toes

Rhonda said...

He and my Elijah would get along fabulously! Elijah is getting a tie this Christmas too.

~~tonya~~ said...

That is so sweet.

Chris said...

That is funny and touching.
And I'm with you on the Christmas list.

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! A tie! How cute is that!?!
Happy Friday!

Jan said...

Love the note. So precious. And that quote is so true.

Gramma 2 Many said...

That is way cute. I love the innocence of the children. I had a similar letter to the tooth fairy once.

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I was thinking he wants an "atle"..is this an American thing? Is it an antler? An Atlas? You had me in suspense or rather he did! Lovely photo and story.

Missy said...

How sweet!

wolfqueen2 said...

How adorable, I can just see his face as he places that little post it on the mantle. Memories like that are never forgotten.

Gayle said...

So sweet!

jen721 said...

What a unique Christmas request. Very cute in his tie.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Very nice choice. The tie is very cool and it looks great on him.

Stesha said...

That darling boy in a tie. So cute!

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Teri said...

That is just too too cute! What a handsome little man.

K8E said...

That's so great! I love stories like that.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

awwwwww what a sweet note and a precious keepsake!

Ballerina Girl said...

how adorable! I love children's Santa notes....
BG

MuseSwings said...

Cute story! I just love that he only wanted a tie. Santa brought the perfect one!

imbeingheldhostage said...

That is SO precious. What a sweetie. It's taken me a WEEK to get over here, but this was a terrific PSF! :-)