Thursday, December 15, 2016

Create an easy-peasy Santa's Chair in December


Thank you friends for all your kind comments on my previous post about my dear husband Will.
Here is a post I wrote in advance so I am going ahead and posting it today.

Here is a useful and free idea for helping Christmas to be a relaxing holiday at your house. Can you tell from the photo that I took an armchair and put a Christmas theme blanket over it? Cathy Messecar wrote, in our Christmas book: "At the beginning of December, designate a chair in a quiet corner of your house as the "Santa Chair." Place a comfy afghan, throw pillow, or even a huge red bow on the chair back. Anytime someone in the family needs a break from conversation, household noises, or the hoopla, they can retire to the chair for a few quiet moments. Yes, moms and grandmas, this can be a ten-minute relaxation chair for the kiddos and for you - a time out to recover from the Christmas bustle, too." Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday." p. 105. And the chair will be a refuge for all including dads, grandpas, aunts and uncles and visiting neighbors.
This is the book we co-authored, by Trish Berg, Brenda Nixon, Karen Robbins, Leslie Wilson, Cathy Messecar and Terra Hangen.
Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts

14 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a wonderful idea! A place to relax for a few minutes during this hectic season.

You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Terra - what a lovely idea ...and one I'm sure many of us will be using over Christmas - -we usually disappear to another room and do a jigsaw, or read a book, or go for a walk - but a cozy chair sounds wonderful.

It's good to see you posting and being around - my thoughts to you and the family as you adjust ...

Take care and have a peaceful time - Hilary

The Weaver of Grass said...

Terra - I love your Santa chair and I like that you are posting it. It tells me that perhaps you are beginning to pick up the pieces. I do hope so.
Having been in the same situation I know just how many months - even years - it takes but every little step along the way is a plus. Love to you.

Wanda said...

What a clever idea. I put a Christmas Throw on both couches....Guess you can sit or lay down. HaHa. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Joanne said...

Great idea! I very well may use this in the future!
Blessings, Joanne

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Good idea.
Hope you are alright!

diane b said...

That is a good idea especially for big families. We are having a quiet Christmas because our Grandchildren are celebrating down south in Melbourne with their other family but we do have our other daughter coming for a few days.
It will be a hard Christmas for you but I wish you the best time that you can have with your family.

stardust said...

What a lovely chair! The Santa Claus busy delivering presents could rest a little while, very young children would believe it. I read the last post, which made me shed tears. How so heartbreaking, but I respect you for this new post with positive attitude in spite of the sadness inside. Your husband will be always with you whenever you think of him.

Yoko

Sam I Am...... said...

I like the idea of a Christmas throw for the furniture....just another way to bring on the Christmas! I pray you are healing slowly but surely.

DawnTreader said...

Sounds like that chair might get crowded! :) (in some families, at least...)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thinking of you and your family, praying for your comfort and strength.

May God bless you with beautiful memories during this holiday season.

That chair is a great idea.

37paddington said...

Oh Terra, I didn't know about your husband! I am only now catching up here. I am so, so sorry this has happened. I cannot even imagine how heartbroken you must be at the sudden loss of this beautiful husband and father with whom you shared 45 years. There are no good words. Please know I am sending love and prayers for peace, and from wherever he is, Will is sending you peace, too. I wish I could put my arms around you. May the days get easier, though I know you will never stop missing your love. He is worth it. I hope you will be able to continue to process here. And thank you for that chair.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Wonderful idea, Terra. A quiet place to curl up with children. I love it!
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
blessings,
Penny

Rebecca said...

I had NO idea your husband died! I came here after you left your comment on my post. I'm stunned. Gary and I have been the same number of years as you two.

Your sons were very practical helpers, weren't they!? I can't imagine the range of emotions you must be experiencing, but I CAN pray ♥ I do believe "Christ was born for this" (as the carol "Good Christian Men Rejoice" proclaims).