This time of year I always remember the different places that we have lived at Christmastime. I believe that one of my favorite Christmas memories is when we lived in Canada.
It was a Christmas Card Christmas...
We lived in a place called Oakville in Ontario and during the Christmas holidays it was so beautiful.
Oakville is surrounded by Lake Ontario and the Lake Shore homes are right on the water.
It is a glorious place and whether you are doing your Christmas shopping in the quaint little shops, participating in the Christmas festivities on Lakeshore Drive or just taking in the view, it is a perfect Christmas card.
The Christmas holidays begin with the tree lighting ceremonies downtown and the horse-drawn carriage rides and special bus tours.
Our home was so cozy, very near the next-door-neighbor's houses, which helped make such a close-knit neighborhood.
We lived in a section of Oakville called Fairway Hills. The decorations on all the houses were spectacular and on Christmas Eve buses arrived touring our homes.
Illuminators were dropped off early Christmas Eve for all of us to light and by evening our little village was completely aglow in the spirit of Christmas.
Oakville is so charming, it is where they filmed The Santa Clause in 1994.
I was so excited when I found the site for Fairway Hills, you can listen to them caroling and they have a special video of the Festival of Lights.
I couldn't have asked for a lovelier Christmas card. The neighbors, the memories and the sights and smells of Christmas in Oakville will live in my heart forever.
Merry Christmas Oakville and thank you for giving me a Christmas Card Memory that will last forever.
This is a photo of our Christmas tree in Canada. Everything is bigger in Canada including the ceilings, we were able to have a twelve foot Christmas tree and have plenty of room for our tree topper.
Today is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting, so please stop by and say hello. Make sure you stop by and visit Bella, from Bella's Rose Cottage, she has written a lovely post for Pink Saturday.
Spoonflower's contest this week is based on the theme Candles, I entered
my Fairy Lake, fabric which was designed with a Canadian Christmas memory.
Nothing says cozy like the song for this post, Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire, especially when it is sung by none other than Mel Torme.