Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas Club (The Revival)

Four years ago, almost to this very Sunday, I sat down to create a post. I had forming in my head the very beginnings of an idea for a game of storytelling. So I wrote about the Christmas Club I ran when I was about eight and about how I made my family gather every Sunday afternoon to talk Christmas, sing Christmas, make Christmas..and eat mince pies. You can read all about it here. Some of you who were around at the time might remember that we decided to Christmas Club right here, on my blog and yours, every Sunday until Christmas. And then, of course, those stories we told, we didn't want to let go, and Storytelling Sunday was born.

Well, we've been almost a year without Storytelling Sunday now, and I'm thinking: how about we bring back Christmas Club? I'm not making a big Christmas album this year; but I'd certainly like to record a little of the season somehow and this might just do it.



I looked back at the stories I'd told for Christmas 2010 - My Inner Elf, One I Made Earlier, and the family guests who wrote about Christmas in Taiwan and meeting Santa - and if I put those together with all the December Storytelling Sundays I can see most of our family's stand out Christmas memories. But that leaves the little things. I think if I just start to write, some Christmas will come. 

How about beginning simply, with:

"At Christmas we..."

If you can't think of a story, if you haven't scrapbooked all year, or blogged in months, how about giving it a go?

"At Christmas we..."

maybe you'll get two sentences, amybe you'll end up with a story you had completely forgotten, a week long blog series, a scrapbook page or four.

"At Christmas we..."

Or a list. What about a list? Or more than one? Take a week to write down some of your family Christmas food facts, a week for presents, a week for traditions

"At Christmas we..."

We have three more Sundays to meet. Christmas Club. How about it?



26 comments:

iwillbloom said...

Sian, it's Helen - I've been blogging at a different blog (the one I'm leaving the comment from).....can't wait to join in the Christmas Club! [Hoping you're well - if you leave me a comment I can contact you back by email from my email....looking forward to being in contact again soon - have been missing you xxx]

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a great idea,Sian.

Alison said...

You can count me in Sian...though with it being me it might not actually happen on the Sunday xx

Ruth said...

I'm in!

debs14 said...

Count me in!

Louise said...

i'd love to join in too. My laptop gave out on me last week so i can't include photos on posts at the moment - and a post without a photo just doesn't work for me!! We'll have to see how it goes :) x x

Lizzie said...

Sounds great Sian! Now I just have to think....

JO SOWERBY said...

Oooh yes please Sian, I miss Storytelling Sunday and even thugh I have been MIA I am going back to the blog this week. I will try to remember what I did last time and try not to rehash it although I cant promise
Love Jo xxx

Gail said...

Super idea Sian. I'd love to do that again. Better make sure though I don't share anything I shared back then. :)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

This sounds like fun, Sian. I missed it first time around. I didn't start my own blog until 2011 and didn't really read blogs much before that.

PS Did you know you have WV now?

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Sorry, I think it was just me. My son had borrowed the laptop and I wasn't signed in!

Becky said...

Count me in! Just need to put my thinking cap on now!

Sandra said...

You amaze me, truly you do. You certainly think of amazing ideas

Ladkyis said...

Are you psychic? I sat down this morning and thought " Did enjoy the Christmas Story Sundays, perhaps I'll write one later."
Now it's later and I came back to write a story and here you are with an idea.

I'm in.

Beverly said...

Did you know I was struggling to get back on the blocking track, thanks for the motivation ;)

Maggie said...

Great idea. Will put my thinking cap on

Miriam said...

How lovely! I just posted December & Me and thought about the stories we used to post. Sian, you are amazing and a little bit psychic...

Barbara Eads said...

I'm "in!"

KraftyKaren said...

This sounds a fab idea - I am a relative newbie to your blog so missed all the Storytelling Sundays.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Ahhh! The Christmas Club!!! The meme that gave me a push to start sharing stories on my blog. :o) I would love to participate but might not make it this first week. I will definitely jump in at some point this month though. Thanks for bringing back an old favorite!

alexa said...

Oooh, sounds like a plan :). Lovely idea and I am sure we will all be glad to join in!

Jo said...

Great idea, I'm up for it :)

Liz said...

I'm in too. I've already jotted down 3 stories I can think of. :0)

Sandie said...

a great idea Sian, I need a poke to get me back on track!

Melissa said...

A great idea! I look forward to reading Christmas stories. I may join in if I get an inspiration. I have so much I want to share & catch up with before the end of the year & it seems like time is flying by! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

This was one of the most pleasant surprises i saw when I returned to blogland. Im working on a post for Sunday.
Rinda

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