December 14, 2021

The Holidays and Writing

Susan Reichert

I was so anxious for the holidays to get here as were my daughters. Even though they are grown, they were as anxious as their mother. And this year we were able to get together and put up the old Christmas tree with decorations and all; like we did when they were kids. A special addition was my great-granddaughter, who at ten years of age helped us decorate and had as much fun as we did. Wished our other two daughters could have been here too.

Yet I have not wrapped the presents, but I will and soon they will be under the tree, so everyone can guess what they are getting. (They will have no clue what we have in store for them this year.)

Even though my children are grown, they still get excited about Christmas, not just for the gifts, fun and food, but the joining of  all  together at church on Christmas Eve to celebrate our Lord’s birth. A true blessing for me, that we are together at this special time of year. Because of the pandemic we could not be together last year. My husband and I enjoy the time we spend with our kids and their husbands. We are blessed to have great son-in-laws.

It’s a wonderful time for children, young and old.

What does this have to do with writing you ask? I think this holiday would be a perfect time, to write a few short stories about what Christmas meant to us as children; things we did, places we went. Trees we decorated, presents we got and  family members who were there. Describing all the wonder and joy during those special times would make a beautiful set of stories to pass on to our children, grandchildren, and those yet to come. It will give them an opportunity to see how special holidays were with our families.

So, try it during the holidays. As memories pop up in your head, put them to paper. Who knows, you might have enough short stories to use to write a Christmas book  for the holidays in 2022.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! May God bless you all.


  1. What a blessing it is for you to have you children close enough to gather around! And you have blessed me with this post!

    1. Thank you Patricia. I am so glad it blessed you. This is a season for blessings. I pray your Christmas will be special in everyway.

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