Certain retailers began stocking shelves with Christmas stuff in July. Four months from today is Christmas.
When you read that Christmas is four months from today did you immediately feel
C) Mad at me for reminding you
E) Most Of The Above (I would think ambivalence stands alone)
There is a whole lot I love about Christmas. I love that my Savior truly is the reason for the season. It matters not to me that His birth probably didn’t take place on December 25th. I know there is the ever present commercialism. But I still love Christmas.
Our Christmas celebrations have evolved as our family has changed. We are forging ahead with new traditions because the dynamics within the family has changed. Our kids are older, one is married, some are engaged and the other families’ celebrations must be considered. Our parents are gone.
This is not the first time we’ve had to adjust. We moved south 28 years ago so that in itself was a radical difference. From cold, snowy Christmas Eves to warm, often humid ones. No more getting together with MOMD’s family because none live here. However, one of his sisters and her husband now spend Christmas with us and how we treasure that!
Last year I made Gratefulness Jars but I was finishing them up the day before Christmas. It was a fun project but of course took longer than anticipated.
I WILL NOT be finishing and wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve Day. Will not. I have friends who’s gifts are purchased or made and wrapped by November 1. That won’t happen either. If it does THIS woman will be doing the happy dance. I am shooting for December 10th. Suggestions on how to work toward that would be greatly appreciated.
I’m choosing A. I am excited about the approach of Christmas. Time enough for anxiousness if I decide to let some of the joy dissipate.
How about you? Are we still speaking?