Our Christmas tree is all decorated! I can’t believe it is already the end of the year. In the
same fashion it approaches faster every year.
However November sneaked up way too fast on me this year. And the run up to Christmas is usually a busy time of year, but also I find myself under a fair bit of stress.
Without a doubt it’s that time of year again. Besides every blogger takes time out of their busy schedules. In addition they put together a post about Christmas and how they will celebrate this family celebration. Next, deck the halls and blend in the Christmas spirit! Likewise, at home Christmas is a family tradition passing down from one generation to another. And without a traditional family festivity, it wouldn’t be Christmas.
However many years ago, we would go and cut our tree ourselves. But within decades lost in the voyage of time, the world has changed. Eventually forests are being protected from manhunt since it has become illegal to cut down trees. And in this 21st century modern world most of us has busy lifestyle. As a result we go down to the village markets to buy the trees. And the sooner the tree arrives home Christmas starts right here. In common it is a time of year rich in traditions. In my opinion it is as old as the family itself.
Although Christmas is a family tradition it has provided me with answers to questions I have searched for many years. And it is a time that I re-examine myself through things that I may have been overlooking. As a result should there be a time to embrace some good old family tradition, it is definitely at Christmas. However this is a tradition that brings a sense of comfort between families and friends!
As well as decorating our tree, it is the art of opening our old trunk filled with memories of time gone by. Together we open old cards and read wishes that have faded. Eventually we gather the vintage decorations that we have collected over the years. And together we hang them on the tree. But this year I made some hearts out of fabrics and I hung them in our tree.
After all this year our vintage brass kettle is holding our tree. In the end it’s a fantastic time where I set the mood with lively Christmas music and mulled wine. Finally with laughter and memories we cherish every minute of this special moment together. Altogether Christmas is a special time to give, to serve, and to love. Therefore it isn’t just about ourselves, but others that we can think of. And inn today’s world we are inundated with images of Christmas from the media. Without doubt it is all about buying expensive gifts for those we love. As well a in today’s challenging economic times it is a tragedy. Not only that, but parents spend way more than they can afford to try and please their children. And the sad truth is “money can’t buy you love.”
From my points of views Christmas holiday is about gifts that come from the heart. Last but not least it is a thousands of years of tradition that marks the holiday season.
And every year at this time there is one special memory that floods my mind. When my daughter was just twelve years old, she had practiced in time the Christmas carol “Once in Royal David’s City.” On that Christmas Eve, the service was started by her singing this carol alone before the Choristers, herself and the priest paraded down the isle of the church. How amazingly her “little sweet voice” filled the St Augustine’s church that night. I became emotional that I cried some joyful tears listening to my little girl open the midnight service. It was one of the greatest moments of my life, and that evening has always remained within me and will do so for as long as I live.
And finally I prefer the old traditional say “Merry Christmas.”
And let me take this moment to wish some families, friends, and followers a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!Words and pictures are my properties