Mele Kalikimaka

Bubble Lights

Bubble lights are my favorite Christmas lights.  I remember when I was little we had some of these and then you never saw them until a few years ago when they kind of made a come back as “cool”.  When my mom was alive, she was the kind of person that thought it was her responsibility to make Christmas happen, and I don’t mean just in our house, but world-wide! She shopped all year around for big gifts, small gifts, stocking stuffers, candy, and if you mentioned anything that you liked, no matter what time of year it was, you’d be sure to receive a package in the mail with that item(s) at Christmas, so I had to be careful of what I said.  I made the mistake one time of just casually mentioning that I liked Almond m&m’s…Wow! I didn’t know they came in that size…   One year, I slipped and mentioned that I saw some bubble lights like we had when I was little and wanted to get some but before I knew it, a box came with about 7 boxes of bubble lights in it!  We still have those lights and they are very special to us especially since they are full of memories. You find yourself getting lost in thoughts of people, family, Christmas past,  just gazing at them. I love the part of life how something can take you to a memory of childhood or some good moment.  We sincerely hope for new, great memories to be yours this week!



27 thoughts on “Mele Kalikimaka

  1. So true Brad that each Christmas ornament has a different memory attached to it. Each is associated with a particular person, place or time in your life. I especially love my decorations from Harrods which we bought in England in 2004 while we were celebrating my departed Dad’s 70th and the cute karaoke angel my Mum bought me when we were into singing Karaoke at the time. I even put up the ones that have broken antlers, missing limbs because I know how that came to pass and that also makes them special. Hope you had a blessed day.

    • Thank you so much Jean, that means a lot. When I look your journals, it makes me want to go draw something! And can I ask exactly what kind and size journal you typically use? I notice you watercolor on the pages wondering if that was a problem. I just filled a journal and am looking for a new one to start 2015 in! Thx so much! Brad

  2. Lovely drawing – and I was glad to learn the story behind it. I also use the tree decorations to evoke memories. I think the end of the year is always a time for reflection anyway and remembering past times with loved ones and the stories behind each decoration is a touching part of that. Merry Christmas!

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