Its December = Its Christmas

in #christmas11 months ago

The last month of the year and the busiest month of the year. Christmas will soon be here and thankfully I have most of my gift purchased, including the Santa list.

Last week Santa arrived with a spectacular show and firework display. It really got me in the Christmas mood.

I'm one of those that LOVE Christmas, although I have had 2 Christmases I would rather forget. One being one of the most horrific days I have ever had to deal with.

Not everyone celebrates Christmas. The reason I celebrate it is not down to religious beliefs. I'm rather secular when it comes to religion. And like all other festivals in my life, the religion side of it has nothing to do with the reason I celebrate it. I celebrate Christmas because my parents did, and their parents did. It's a tradation. But unlike my parents and grandparents, I wouldn't attend Church and I dont have a crib in my house.

I love to give. Yes of course with the kids they will get all that they want. But more important to me are others I dont tend to give to during the year. My parents, my friends.

My best bud is a single mum, both her mum and her twin sister passed away a few years back. She is always high on my list. And this year, I have a new very religious friend, non Christian that does not celebrate Christmas. Lol she is always trying to share her ways with me. And rejects that one could celebrate a festival like christmas and not deeply connected with the religious beliefs. On halloween I sent bags of goodies for the kids as they were not allowed trick or treat. Would you believe she has never received a Christmas gift. I gotta sort that one out.

Anyway to get the steem Christmas party started, I have some pictures to share. My tree has not yet gone up so these are from a trip out with my little princess.

I'm off to a Christmas party next weekend and I cant wait. My brother will be up the week after. I cant wait to see him. I will get to catch up with my sister too. I miss not having siblings around. As they both live the other side of the country, my kids dont get to see their cousin often either. We dont spend Christmas together, but we do get to catch up at some stage over the month.

Is it to early to wish you a Happy Christmas? I hope not cos here it comes....

****HoHoHo Happy Christmas

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bit too early for merry christmas

bah humbug, it's never to early hohoho

Very beautiful 😍 thank you dear friend ❤

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I totally get that
I too celebrate Christmas biggest Mum did
And now we do it to remember her

Never too early for Christmas 😁

you are right its "Never too early for Christmas 😁"

And I am glad you di it for your mum, it shows you have happy memories :-)

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Good...happy Christmas ❤

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I have to agree that Christmas feeling begin at the beginning of December and not a moment before! Those who get all "Christmassy" in November of or even October need to just cool off haha!

It has really snuck up though and this year has flown by!

Hope you have a good warm up to Xmas, but not wishing you one yet, it's still 3.5 weeks away haha

it has indeed snuck up on us this year. I can't believe the year is nearly over. The older you are the faster the years go. Dohhhhhh my birthday is in Jan, so next year will go even faster

It will be Christmas 2020 before you know it 😁

I just noticed we're in the same discord server (WordPress) - I tried sending a friend request there (but seemed to fail) as I might need your spreadsheet expertise again. We were racking our brains for hours yesterday but all we ended up doing was giving ourselves square eyes 😂

We are connected on discord. Hit me up if you need a hand :-)

Thanks a lot for reminding me of this day and reminding all steem community. It's an other reason why we need all to be good with each other and stop fighting for this money. I wish you and your family all the best. ☺

I wish you and your family the best too @clixmoney.

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Greetings dear friend @paulag.

Just what you do involves the true spirit of Christmas.
Share with family and friends, give instead of receive, meet with loved ones that we have time without seeing. But above all create an atmosphere of joy and fellowship.

Religious inclinations no longer apply in this case, because Christmas has already become a universal concept. Of course we will find cases of people (like your friend) who are very strict about their religion and then they will not celebrate these holidays, but in the same way I am sure you will find a way to involve them in the atmosphere of joy that you will achieve in your home .

Hohoho ... Merry Christmas!

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thank you for such a lovely comment. Merry Christmas to you too, and I am sure I will say it again over the next 3 weeks

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Thank you for your kind comment and sorry for replying so late.

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