12.25.2009

Happy Holidays - Mom Edition

A couple of weeks ago we blogged about my sister Jenny's idea of celebrating the holiday and spreading the joy to others by doing small things in public, or for strangers, in what she calls Guerrilla Holiday. She did an awesome job and you should check out all the fun things she did at her blog http://blog.jenniferlorton.com/.

Well I did it too! At the crack of Christmas Morning dawn, I Guerrilla Holidayed the Charlie Brown tree by the house. It was pretty dark and cold out so Hubby was taken aback when I got the sudden urge to make it happen.

We had all just watched a story about a town that had decided to forgo the expensive town tree and decorated a random tree in the town square. I was so touched by the sight of that Charlie Brown tre
e in all it's cheerful glory. The story of making the best out of what you have and celebrating the joy of the season. Even when you are down, you can bring joy to others and that will bring joy to you. I decided it was a commitment to myself that I needed to keep. It isn't perfect, but that wasn't what was important to me. I hope it brings a smile.


Ornaments - $6.00 from the dollar store

Lint roller to remove glitter from… everything… including hair - $2.00

Self Manicure to fix sap covered nails - $1.00

Embarrassment as neighbors watch the crazy lady in slippers decorate random tree – Unknown

Giggling as I channeled the spirit of my Gramma Boss and my Sister – Priceless

Happy Holidays Friends of Fin!

30 comments:

las794 said...

What a great idea! Merry Christmas!

The Island Cats said...

What a cool idea!! And just think of all the joy you brought to everyone today...because we know the neighbors really appreciated your Christmas spirit! We hope you are all having a very Merry Christmas!

Eric and Flynn said...

What a good idea.
Merry Christmas to all of you.

Cat with a Garden said...

F.U.N!
Merry Christmas!

Catline Crew said...

What a wonderful tree. We stopped by your sisters blog for a peek and perhaps borrow some ideas if this happens again next year.

Merry Christmas

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Merry Christmas. Looks like you had a good head start on the day with the random acts of kindness. That's a neat thing to do.

jennifer lorton said...

Thanks Megger, I'm so glad that you joined in, I love you so much, Merry Christmas, you are the best sister ever!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

What a nice idea!!! And I smiled at the slipper mention... :)

Noir

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh, that is fun! :) Meowwy Christmas!

Owen said...

Hiya Fin ! Just wanted to meow by here and wish you all some very happy meowlidays ! Thanks so much for leaving your paw print over at my place, really love it when you drop by, and I don't mind cleaning up the fur you leave either...

Hope you have a wonderful end of 2009, and an even better 2010... full of fabulous feline festivities !

Grrreta said...

What a lovely idea! We think a Charlie Brown tree lovingly decorated to share with the neighborhood is absolutely beautiful. We wish you a very merry Christmas!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Heehee!! What an excellent story!!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We likes that idea!

Hope you are having a Merry Christmas! All is quiet except for the new addition!

Brian said...

Merry, merry Christmas to you!!!

LizzyBean said...

We LOVE it! Merry Christmas Fin & Family!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy HOWLidays to ALL of WOO!

I hope woo had a purrrrrrfekht day!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sónia Mendes said...

Happy Holidays, Fin and Mum. That Guerrilla Holiday idea is very nice. If we all did a litle bit of it, maybe the world would be more peaceful and people would be nicer to each other.

Feline kisses from Gotchi

Sweet Praline said...

I think that's cool, mom! Merry Christmas! I hope you have a blessed day!

Tristan and Crikey said...

This made our Mama smile from ear to ear! We LOVE this idea. We have to go visit that blog you linked to! Merry Christmas!

Glogirly and Katie said...

Dear Fin and Meg,

We love your guerilla decorating story! What a perfect way to spread the spirit.

May your hearts be filled with the love and laughter of friends and family. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are so happy to have met you this year. Thank you for being our blogging friends.

2009 was super fine,
But 2010 will be sweet as chick-hen!

love,
Glogirly & Katie

Kayla and Maebe said...

Furry Cool, Fin's Mom! The desert can use a little extra decorating!!

We hope woo all have a furry Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Kayla, Maebe, and their huMom Randi

Anya said...

Merry Christmas
and a Happy & Healthy 2010
for you and your whole family :-)
Enjoy your Holidays...

hugs
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :-)

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

You did good! And we would'a liked to see you in your slippers out there! Our mewmie did a silly thing too...stuck those sticky bows to peoples mirrors on their cars...wondering when they would notice them and if they would smile...

Tami said...

You rock mom! I shall remember these ideas for my neighborhood next year.
Peace, Ester, Penelope and Ester's mommy

Batu said...

Love the tree decorating story - priceless!!

Forever Foster said...

What a fabulous idea. The tree looks wonderful:)

Harry Spotter said...

What a great idea! I am sure you made the Holiday very Merry for those who look upon the tree. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

Cory said...

That was a great idea! So much fun.

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

Happy Holidays! We like your story.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

You did well, Meg. Gramma would be proud!