On the Fifth Day of Christmas

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

Anastasiya Meintjies was born in Moldova (a former state of the USSR) and has been living in South Africa for 22 years. She lives with her husband and 2 boys, 3.5 years old and 5 months old. She is also a Blogger over at Anniemation Floe. I want to thank Anastasiya for being one of my 12 Guest Bloggers. Below is what she sent through. When asked what Christmas means to her and her family, this was her response: “To me, Christmas is not about gifts. Christmas is for celebrating time with your family and spending the day with them. The best Christmas gift to me is to have your family with you to be joyous and merry!” On the Fifth Day of Christmas, by Anastasiya Meintjies: Moldova is a European country with a rich ethnic history. The majority of the population are...

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas

On the Fourth Day of Christmas

So today I am featuring Trisha Cornelius who is a mom, geek and freelance web designer. She tweets as @trishawebs (http://www.twitter.com/trishawebs) and blogs on over at http://trishacornelius.com/wp. When asked what Christmas means to her, this was her response: “Christmas for me is a time for hope and optimism…a time to focus on fostering a sense of love and belonging both inside our circles and in the wider community.” Trisha also noted that after she had written the below post, she realised that ‘It went in an unexpected direction…’ Enjoy! On the Fourth Day of Christmas, by Trisha Cornelius: This is tough. This year I am not feeling the Christmas spirit, I have lots of things going on in my mind and some things that I still need to...

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On the Third Day of Christmas…

On the Third Day of Christmas…

Today we have Kim Muller who lives in the North of Cape Town, South Africa. She has 2 sons, 4 (going on 14) and 1. When asked what Christmas means to her and her family, this was her response: “Christmas is a time for family, for celebrating together, for sharing and remembering that there is a reason we are here. I am also trying to instill some magic and wonder for my boys while they’re so little, so that they can grow up without worry and just pure happiness.” Kim recently had an operation (nogals just before the Holidays!), so I am super grateful to her for managing to send the post below through: On the Third Day of Christmas, by Kim Muller: Growing up, my parents didn’t introduce many traditions. Don’t get me wrong, birthdays, Easter, Christmas, they...

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On the Second Day of Christmas…

On the Second Day of Christmas…

Rolene Cilliers lives in Pretoria, South Africa with her hubby and 14 month old boy. She blogs over at www.mommakingmemories.com – why not head on over and give her blog a read.  When asked what Christmas means to her and her family, this was her response: “I have many Christmas memories of family time under a big, bright Christmas tree.  I believe Jesus came to earth to die for our sins, but I also believe He wasn’t born on 25 December.  That said, I love Christmas and I love Christmas movies.  Everyday life is so rushed, but as Christmas approaches it feels as if everything slows down to an (almost) stop on Christmas, as if the blanket of hurry and haste is lifted and one can take a moment to breathe.  Suddenly there is time to think and feel,...

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On the First Day of Christmas…

On the First Day of Christmas…

Melanie Blignaut is a mommy and blogger from South Africa. She lives with her husband and two little girls, 5 & 3 years old, in Johannesburg. When Melanie answered my request for Guest Bloggers for this particular series, I was very curious about the Jesse Tree she mentioned. You can catch Melanie over on her blog: Wind In A Letterbox. And below is her Blog Post – I’d like to thank Melanie for being so prompt with sending this through: When asked what Christmas means to her and her family, this was her response: “For our family, Christmas is about Jesus. Most of the crafts I’ll do with my daughters will either be biblical, or I’ll add a biblical interpretation to it. We have a Christmas tree and the girls think there is a Santa...

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