I am dreaming of a white Christmas

Oct 10, 2022

i am dreaming of a white christmas

Next year March, my hubby and I will celebrate 30 years of marriage.

I am dreaming of a white Christmas to mark this milestone wedding anniversary.

When I was only 17 years old, I was selected to be one of 42 students across South Africa to represent South Africa in Germany.

I stayed in a suburb of Frankfurt -called Gotzenhein. The goal of staying in Germany was to enhance my German -speaking ability (as it was my third language -this was a wonderful opportunity to do this) and also to get a taste of the German culture.

i am dreaming of a white christmas
Frankfurt, Germany

My very first overseas trip – I was caught between fear and wonder!

Little did I realize just how much this trip would change my life forever!

The exchange took place over the December holidays -so I was able to experience the whole month of December getting ready for Christmas.

Christmas time in Germany is just so beautiful -my family were hard at work baking the most delicious biscuits!

The village closed its roads to vehicle traffic – to make it safe for the Christmas markets that were on.

I had the most incredible time walking up and down the streets.

Handmade crafts

I loved sampling all the different types of foods that were on offer.

It was such an incredible atmosphere – I immediately fell in love with the whole experience.

It’s been 35 years this December since I was in Germany.

But do you know what?

I can still remember the date that I departed for my trip!!

Yes, I know that’s crazy -but it just goes to show how much of an impact that trip had on me.

And every year I dream of a white Christmas.

It’s been on my bucket list to share it with my husband for so many years.

So, the goal for 2023 is to save enough money to have a white Christmas in Germany.

In the meantime – I am hosting a Christmas card open house on the 5th November.

Why not join us as we start getting into the Christmas spirit?

You might also start dreaming of a white Christmas!

Happy crafting!

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