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Merry Christmas From The Other Side


Years ago at Christmas time I got a big tin full of popcorn from my mom, the last Christmas we had together. The metal tin is almost a foot tall with an angel on it. After eating all the popcorn, I filled it up with old pictures I had laying around. There were all kinds of photos of cousins, camping trips and more.

Months will go by and I'll open the tin for a certain picture I know is there. I love my pictures and will spend hours going through them. I've planned to put them all in an album one day. Once in a while I'd open it and notice it's only half full? Later on there would only be two or there pictures at the bottom of the tin! I didn't know what to think about it, or understand why this would occur.

There was another Christmas coming, and I pulled out the old popcorn tin that I had filled with pictures my mom gave me before she passed away. I started to at last put them in picture albums. I pretty much knew what was in there now. It wasn't as packed so full of photos, I put them a side for later.

I was up watching TV late one night. My mind drifted away to all the holidays gone by. I thought of all my family and friends I love that are on the other side now. Looking at my old pictures brought back memories and I missed them so much. I told them all hello and Merry Christmas, then I drifted off to sleep.

The day before Christmas when I opened the popcorn tin to get a special picture out, right on top were pictures of all the very people I had said "hello, and Merry Christmas" to?! There were even a few extra of my brother who has passed I don't remember having at all? Our family had very few pictures of my brother, and there he was in a picture with his favorite dog!

I was happy and totally baffled. I was just so surprised at the order these certain pictures of family and friends were in, they were in the order as I was remembering them a few nights before. I sat there in silence looking at their pictures when I suddenly realized, they were saying "hello" and "Merry Christmas" to me too from the other side. 🎁

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robo (15 posts)
4 years ago (2020-01-31)
This means the is extra pictures in box when you open the box Good. Picture remind the past
Cherubim (14 stories) (245 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-27)
Thank you Anne and mel, 😊 hope you both had a Merry Christmas. Sorry I haven't been around, been so busy. Thank you for your nice comments. ❤
mel8763 (1 stories) (19 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-23)
What a beautiful story. I loved it, and I believe they responded to you. ❤ 😊
Anne28 (1 stories) (6 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-19)
Merry Christmas! I'm pretty sure that those people in the pictures wanted to reciprocate your greetings and they appreciate it and maybe to remind you that you are also being remembered by them:)
Melda (10 stories) (1363 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-17)
Cherubim - have you ever thought of putting that popcorn tin next to your Xmas tree, perhaps with photos of your loved ones you used to share Xmas with? You might just have a few more beautiful surprises 😊

Regards, Melda
Cherubim (14 stories) (245 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-14)
Haha! Every time a see those pop corn tins during Christmas I think of this story as well, 😉 thank you Jubeele. 😘
Jubeele (26 stories) (897 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-13)
Cherubim, I shall be thinking of you and your pictures when I see a popcorn tin now.🍿 Our loved ones do send us messages from the Other Side. Thanks for adding to the Christmas cheer with this lovely account.😘
Cherubim (14 stories) (245 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-12)
Thank you RCRuskin. That was a nice Christmas story by Charles Dickens.
Silverthane61, sometimes we get signs but don't notice them right away. I believe you will see them too. ❤ Thank you for your comment.
Yes lady-glow, 😊 it sure was one of the best Christmas gifts EVER! Thank you for taking the time to read my story.
Valkricry, I'm delighted my story made it here in time for Christmas. I will always believe they were with me during the Christmas holidays.
valkricry (49 stories) (3273 posts) mod
4 years ago (2019-12-12)
What a wonderful memory you have to cherish! Almost as if they were joining you at Christmas. 😊
lady-glow (16 stories) (3158 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-12)
That was the best Christmas present you could have ever gotten! This was just a little way to let you know that they, too, were thinking about you during the holidays.

Thanks for sharing this lovely experience.
silverthane61 (4 stories) (344 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-12)
I am gobsmacked! To have that type of connection with your loved ones who have passed is amazing - I am totally envious. I do believe that I will see my passed friends and family at some point - probably when I pass. It seems that you are among a privileged few.
RCRuskin (9 stories) (820 posts)
4 years ago (2019-12-12)

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