Christmas Was Meant for Children

posted by Sharon December 16, 2014 17 Comments

Christmas was meant for children,
Children like you and me . . .

Does Christmas bring memories of childhood for you? One of my favorite parts of decorating my home is bringing out all the teddy bears. They line the entry and welcome everyone who comes by.

Some are from my girlhood. Antiques, they are. Others are from the years when Matt and Megan were little and full of wonder and joy.

This song, Christmas Was Meant for Children, popped into my mind as I lined up the cuddly bears. Christmas is a time that invites us to feel young at heart. To thrill at the lights and smile at the Santas and sing along with our favorite holiday music. Christmas brings out the childlike wonder in us.

And that makes sense, because Christmas is about a child. A baby born in Bethlehem. He had no stuffed bears, but real live sheep and lambs gathered around his bed.

Always remember the infant,
Away in a manger so wee.
For Christmas was made in heaven
For children like you and me.

Wishing you moments of pure and simple delight this season. May you revel in childlike wonder today.

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. The second photo is edited with Kim Klassen’s texture kk_Minus43. Also linking up with the song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is any holiday song; I’ve chosen “Christmas Was Meant for Children.”

 

 

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17 Comments

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elizabethfstewart December 16, 2014 at 6:30 am

I have several Christmas teddy bears too, Sharon!

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Marilyn Gallas December 16, 2014 at 6:43 am

Yes these images do bring back memories. I love the teddy bears. My mom used to put them out every year. In your first image, I can almost feel myself as a child sitting in the glow of the tree.

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Britta December 16, 2014 at 7:05 am

I like xmas teddys too! Im 63 jear old :-))
Beautiful photos!
Have a wounderful xmas time!
Hugs from Hamburg
Britta

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Tamar December 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

What great memories and a great collection of bears!

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kim at picking poppies December 16, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Oh fun and so cuddly. Great thing about collecting bears is that they aren’t breakable, lol!

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Sheila December 16, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Such a fun set of images! Love your collection of bears!

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Eva December 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm

so cute collection ๐Ÿ™‚

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Buckeroomama December 17, 2014 at 1:29 am

That’s so adorable to have them all lined up to greet everyone!

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Earl December 17, 2014 at 2:09 am

A wonderful group of bears to welcome your guests.

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Uwe / "you-wee" December 17, 2014 at 7:42 am

OK, at least on of your teddy bears is prepared for Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Wonderful idea to bring your teddies in line to welcome your guests!
Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year to you and your family!

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Pieni Lintu December 17, 2014 at 9:25 am

Those are so cute!

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Kathy December 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

What a fabulous collection of bears! I can see why you love pulling them out at Christmas time. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography.

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Life Images by Jill December 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm

lovely post. You are so right – Christmas is for children – and when you h ave grand children they bring extra joy into your home. Have a lovely Christmas. I am joining you over at Wednesday Around the World.

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Barbara December 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm

All those bears… A heaven for my daughters!!

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Evelyn in Oregon December 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm

I once collected white Christmas bears but ran out of space….years later, I began collecting various Teddy bears—all shapes and sizes—which now crowd and antique settee all year. I don’t know where to store them! Your Teddy bears are such a precious group, and I know children love them.

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Catherine December 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Such a wonderful tradition… and how cute are those little bears (I still have mine from when I was 9 ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you and your family a most beautiful and blessed Christmas, Sharon!

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a spirit of simplicity December 19, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I have a teddy bear that has a special place at christmas time.

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