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12/26/2012 4:08:00 PM
A Christmas to Remember
Northwoods 14-year-old shares her Christmas experience
By Shanna Liebherr

What a wonderful white Christmas – with the blazing colorful lights hung, the snow so light and delicate,  gleaming in the night like shining dimonds. The stars twinkle like glitter in the chilly cold nights and the moon so bright as if it were our flashlight to guide us through those dark nights. 

Its beauty shone all around us. Why, can’t you see it? The kids playing in the snow making new snowmen to soon be melted. The carolers singing. The ice fishing contests that make the stories last. The photographers taking new journeys to the next level, for their minds are filled with so much beauty to be seen. 

This winter’s beauty can’t be caught on cameras but only in our minds. Our minds are the best cameras ever to be created nor forgot. 

But this Christmas was so joyful for me, filled with excitement and joy. No, it was not the fact that I was getting presents nor having a big fancy meal. I don’t need that to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas. For it is the time to celebrate Christ our Lord’s birth.  The magic of Christmas is not in the presents, but in his presence. 

As some of you may know me, I don’t need all the new high-tech stuff. I only want to be able to give what I can to this world. I do like to help out the less fortunate like I did for Thanksgiving, and I will also be doing that for Christmas as well. 

On Dec. 31 I will help out at the Red Cross. I know it will be a lot of fun because it always is when you’re helping others in need. Maybe you can too when ever you can; everybody can use help in life. 

My Christmas was one of the best. I got to have my first Christmas at my dad’s; I got to finally see all my brothers and have a Christmas with my family. It ment so much to me. It was truly a great and amazing Christmas. 

I hope your christmas was really good as well because everyone deserves to have a great Christmas. Every day should mean something to you. From when you wake up until you go to bed. Soon it will be 2013. I hope you and everyone else will have a wonderful new year with many new memories to come.

Shanna Liebherr, age 14

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