These photographs were made from slides that came in the box from Aunt Polly Meinzen.
The photographs above are of Belinda on Christmas, 1958. That was the year that Aunt Polly gave both of us handmade sock monkeys.
The photograph to the right was taken at Christmas-time, 1959. On the left is David, on the right is Bob. Bob was home for break from Bowling Green State University.
Perhaps we still heated our home with coal. Whether we did or not, there was no energy crisis. Houses were kept warmer and people wore short sleeves, even in winter. Not so in our home in recent years. Sweaters are the norm during the winter months.
The lower photo was taken at my parents' home. After we opened Christmas presents, we always neatly stacked them under the tree again and, unless they were toys, they stayed there until the tree was taken down on New Year's Day.
What traditions did the family of your childhood have? Have you carried any of them into your adult life?
Remember to include the names of the people in your holiday photographs (well, all photographs, for that matter!) and the dates they were taken. In 50 years your descendants will be glad you did!