Wishing you a renewed sense of wonder



christmas ironing

and hoping you enjoy the fruits of your labor


Keep those you love close

May your days be spent with those you love


holiday excitement

and may those days be merry


the joy of the holiday season

and all that you dreamed 



especially if all that you dreamed includes your teeth


gifts of christmas past

and may your memories be good



Wishing you and yours joy and peace this holiday season!

Happy Monday!

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32 thoughts on “Photos from Christmas Past: The Gifts of the Season

  1. CJ Burright

    Great photos, Coleen! I think I have some very similar stuck in the ol’ photograph albums. Merry Christmas!

  2. Phil

    Loved all the old pictures! My mom has a ton of these from when we were kids. There are a few I would like to burn! 🙂

    Hope you have a great Christmas season!

      1. clay

        I love the photos, that seems to be a common comment, but I love your idea of the photos being an idea for a blog post! I know many of my Christmas wishes went unfulfilled, but I always had family. Wishing you the best Christmas and Happiest New Years (even after the fact 🙂 )

  3. marydpierce

    Thanks for sharing your Christmas photos, Coleen. Those old holiday photos really add a lot to Christmas. Wishing you and yours a joyous season! Cheers!!

  4. Patricia Tilton

    Enjoyed the pictures you shared. You aren’t hard to pick out. Your brother certainly had a lot to contend with three sisters! Have a joyful holiday season with your family, Coleen!

  5. 4amWriter

    Love the pictures. There’s a photo somewhere of me on Santa’s lap, and I am crying hysterically. Santa looked like he’d just about had it! 🙂

    1. Coleen Patrick Post author

      I bet that photo induces smiling. Now, anyway. Maybe not so much at the time? 🙂 I saw a kid screaming on Santa’s lap at the mall last week. Rite of passage.

  6. Name

    Your pictures always leave us with a feeling of warmth & family, Coleen. And of course, it wasn’t two seconds after opening your blog that I told Inion to grab our photo album. Inion immediately looked at me & said. “Was there any picture of me on Santa’s lap that I wasn’t balling my eyes out.” lol. By the way, love the one of you & your siblings!! Merry Christmas Coleen, & Happy New Years!

  7. Alarna Rose Gray

    What a gorgeous, smiley kid you were! 🙂 Hope you have a really lovely Christmas and well earned break, Coleen. I’m looking forward to finally reading your book, and pressing the reset button.

  8. Name

    I love these photographs, isn’t it cool how instagram and other photo editing software is trying to capture this sort of vintage look.. we had it first:) Wishing you and your loved ones a fantastic holiday and the Happiest of New Years!! xx

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