Christmas Red

Life in a huge family is chaotic.

Especially in the holiday bustle,

you have to claim your calm 

where you can find it.

A flutter and glow and jingle

of Christmas red here and there.

Red’s not usually 

the calming color, 

like a soothing blue.

But cheerful cherry 

has a certain charm. 

See: Easy Christmas Decorating on a Dime

Crimson grace,

Virginia Knowles

P52 with Kent Weakley
 P52 Photo Project 
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P.S. This week’s P52 theme is “Oh the Rush!”   This post is the counterpoint: what I do to relax in between the rushing.

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About virginiaknowles

I am a mother and grandmother of a huge family, and I still home school my youngest daughter. I write to stay sane. My WordPress blog is a combination of my Blogspot blogs, and may not be continually updated.
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4 Responses to Christmas Red

  1. Kara says:

    I was raising five teenagers at one point in my life…I can totally relate.

  2. Pamela says:

    I like small snatches, too. Small messages for the soul.

  3. Judith says:

    So true!! It is chaotic in a large family but oh so fun!! The boxes and wrapping all over the floor looks like so much more than it really is!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas?? Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home in December. I'm back and my linkup is live today, hope to see you again!!

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