Monday, 12 December 2016
What Do You Love Most About Christmas?
All my life I've loved everything about Christmas starting with the story of the Baby in the Manger all the way to the highly commercial and glitzy floats in the Santa Claus Parade. I love the shopping and wrapping and cooking and decorating. I love the colours, the sparkle, the lights and smells. The food, the family the fun....Santa Claus...elves...reindeer...I love it all. I love the excitement of meeting the mail man at the door to see if there are any Christmas cards for us. I love the musty smell of old ornaments dragged up from the basement in a box with damp spots on it and the layer of dust on the tree stand that makes you sneeze. I love the loose needles on the living room carpet. It all makes me smile. Torn paper and stray bows and gift tags that get lost and you don't know who gave what and you don't really care....little fingers tearing and tugging....little people coming to your knee with a sweet smile and a "this one is for you grandma. I picked it out myself.". At our age though, I think the very bestest (I don't care, it IS a word) thing about Christmas is the memories it brings back. All the people I've loved and miss so much are with me on Christmas Day in my heart. On this one day of the year my entire family..all of them..no matter how long they have been gone from me...on this one day...they are all here with me sharing Christmas. What's your favourite thing about Christmas?