Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Old fashioned Christmas candy!

Don't you just love the old fashion Christmas candy? I just can't resist it when I see it!
Every year I buy it and put it in our candy dish.
I know exactly why I love it and it gives me warm fuzzies when I see it. When I was a little girl we went to a very large old fashioned church. Every year on the Sunday, before Christmas, after services, the elders of the church would hand out to EVERY SINGLE PERSON a transparent bag tied at the top with a big red Christmas bow. It was full of the old fashioned Christmas candy, a few cream filled chocolates, some nuts and one orange. They did this every year for years! Oh my goodness, this was heaven for a little girl! I loved it because my mother and father let me keep my own candy too, they didn't take it from me and mix it with my sibling's. This is one of my favorite childhood memories!

I have been so swamped lately and I am getting tired. Last night we drove over an hour to watch both of our son's basketball games after I worked an 8 hour day. I am hoping to really relax on my day off this week and I want to catch up on my blogging. I hope that all of you are enjoying your Christmas season!

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above; it comes down from the Father." James 1:17a

Merry Christmas! Sharon

19 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oh my goodness, that brings back such memories. I can taste it in my mind even as I type. I think our church gave it out too, but only to the children.

Lady Farmer said...

Yes! I remember that candy! I was raised by my Grandparents and my Grandpa had to have that candy ( and the "Ribbon Candy" ) every Christmas. I would eat way too much, and get sores on my tongue form sucking on them too much. Funny the things you remember. Oh, memories of Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa....

TattingChic said...

What a lovely Christmas memory! Your pics of christmas candy are very sweet, too! :)

luvmy4sons said...

It is so pretty in your dish! Get some rest. Blessings to you!

My Grandkids ROCK said...

Seriously Sharon, the more you talk about you, the more it sounds like me. I too lived in a small town where they handed each kid a bag of hard Christmas candies, a couple of chocolate drop candies, a few uncracked nuts (almonds, pecans,etc) and an orange. That's so funny. Can't wait to meet you. Harvest is ALMOST over. Have a great day. Pam

Elena said...

Wow, that is one of my memories too. Only it was our grade school did that after our Christmas play. The sweet old janitor dressed up as Santa Clause and handed out white paper bags full of hard candy, a few chocolate creams and an orange. I remember that my mom loved the hard peppermint candy and I didn't like it that much. So, I would let her look through my candy and get those pieces. Thanks for sharing this sweet memory and that it sparked mine. I hope you get some good rest this week:) Elena

Linda said...

I love these candies and the ribbon candy too. I see my favorite in your pretty candy dish....it's a little round cranberry colored one with a jelly filling inside...yummy. Hugs, Linda

Brenda said...

Sharon I love it too. That was the only bought candy we got. I used to love the peanut shaped ones,but never find them ever.

Carol said...

The little country church I grew up in handed out treat bags to the children each Christmas only our bags were brown paper. Oh the memories this brings back!
Hugs,
Carol

grey like snuffie said...

Ribbon candy---I LOVE it. Such a wonderful memory for you.

Pearl said...

Hi Sharon... What a precious childhood memory of Church, Candy and Christmastime... I always get the old-fashioned candy and put it around in different dishes. I am not a big candy-lover, but my Husband loves this type of Vintage candy, so I make sure it is available to him during the Holidays... Since I am no longer able to do most of the Holiday things I so enjoyed in the past, being able to put this candy out for him has become even more special to both of us than ever before...

Thanks for your recent visit and for leaving such kind comments... I always enjoy visiting your blog and am tickled when I see that you've had time to stop by to visit with me, too! Sure do hope 'n pray that you're able to get some rest and that you're enjoying this beautiful time of year... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl

mardell said...

Hi Sharon,
Oh yes, such wonderful memories. I remember Grandma and Grandpa having dishes out of that candy. What fun it was picking out our favorites. I loved the cinnamon ones! And green ~ only if they were lime flavored. Didn't like the spearmint ones! LOL And my mom always bought ribbon candy from the candy store (which is still in business after 60 something years.) What a VERY special treat.

I'm glad you enjoyed your Christmas Open House! How beautiful your home is...and, of course, the host & hostess w/the mostest!!

Hugs,
Mardell

Sondra said...

My dad loves that candy. I get him a can of it every year. It looks so pretty in your jar.

It's All Good! said...

A flood of memories just came back! Funny how that happens.
God bless,
Brenda :)

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Sharon...I love Christmas candy...cut rock and ribbon candy too!!

Sorry I haven't popped in lately, I am trying to catch up with Friends. I hope all is well with you and yours!
Hugs,
Robin

Kathi said...

Sharon, That's one of my favorite memories too. It was so special and such a surprise each year. I almost blogged about it too. Have a lovely day off. Love, Kathi

Joyfull said...

Great reminder of Christmas as a child. I loved this stuff! It looks great in the jar.

Michelle said...

Love that old fashioned candy...it looks so pretty in that dish :) Hope you get some rest...don't let yourself get run down, girlie!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Hugs,
Michelle

Rosemary said...

Aw what memories! OUr church still gives out brown paper bags on christmas eve to the children. Filled with apples, oranges, nuts and candies :) I remember getting them as a kid too!

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