By CARYL CLEM:
Festive holiday surround sound
Familiar refrains, bells and chimes
Baby, its cold outside, travel back to past times
Looking forward to being snowbound
Visiting with friends and family, staying warm.
Masterpiece art forms, radiant ornaments
Reflecting light and past traditions
Packages waiting for childlike astonishment
Glistening stars and snow, sparkling companions
Adorn the skies, trees, translucent accents.
Dine and enjoy once a year treats
Symbols of heritage and past sweets
Made with love and secret ingredients
While baking, unforgettable scents
Blend treasured old memories with new ones
Tell stories that tickle everyone’s funny bones.
Rejoice in the love that is shared
Stand united promoting everyone’s welfare.
Hold on to the holiday cheer through the New Year.