I love Christmas! I’m not Christian and don’t celebrate for religious reasons. As a kid my parents always put up a Christmas tree and decorations. On Christmas morning my brother and I would run downstairs ready and excited to open our presents. We even believed in Santa Claus when we were little. My parents did everything to make sure we didn’t feel left out around our friends at school. We had the traditional Christmas dinner with all the frills. I look back on those days and realize why I love Christmas so much. I think of it as a time with family, with those I love. We laughed, we danced, we threw wrapping paper at eachother. I am filled with happiness when I think of Christmas past.
Today I live with my husband and my parents and brother are across the ocean. I miss them dearly, and miss them the most on special occassions. However, I make sure that my family traditions run through to my home now – my husband and I laugh, dance and fill our hearts with happiness. That’s what Christmas is all about for me.
There’s a lot of chatter about whether we should say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” – It’s all about a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday for me 🙂
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays everyone. I hope it is filled with happiness and love!