Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 

Children are outside, 
playing in the fluffy snow; 
While the tall tree inside is aglow. 
The house is alive with the aromas of sugar cookies and a low fire;
With sounds of joyous conversation, laughter, and prayer. 
Is that St. Nick that I hear? 
For it's the eve of the birth of our Savior.   

(c)Lena Holdman, all rights reserved 2015 

Merry Christmas! 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Elf on the Shelf: Festive or Creepy?


Okay, this silly thought might be due to my doll phobia, lol. I realize that children love Elf on the Shelf (especially my niece and my little cousins). They think that it's magical but I think that it's creepy. The idea of an elf watching children, practically stalking them until Christmas to see to make sure that they're good, seems unsettling to me. The blue elf doll's eyes look ominous and evil too. This is just in my overactive imagination of course, but still, the doll is unnerving.