My favorite Christmases ever were when I was a girl and we lived in Canada, without much money. I remember handmade gifts and handmade decorations; they meant so much because of the time put into them. I still have this doll that my mom made me in 1975, and I'm pretty sure she made the nightgown I'm wearing in this photo too.
One of my highlight memories of this house was the night we heard a wildcat screaming outside in the winter snow. It was real "Little House on the Prairie" stuff!