I miss Christmas every year on the day after. I anticipate it every year. Not for presents, not for hustle and bustle, and certainly not for the snow.
When I was in the 4th or 5th grade, our music class was chosen to be the choir for the Christmas play. We practiced a very long time for that play, but when we all sang, that magical wonder of Christmas was unforgettable.
And that is what I always look forward to. So next year, I plan to make Christmas the most magical of all for my family that will include at least one handmade gift. The commercialization of Christmas is such a shame. That’s not why we celebrate.
Just like the Grinch says, ” How could it be so? It came without ribbons… it came without tags… it came without packages, boxes or bags! But this…. this sound wasn’t sad. Why….this sound sounded glad! Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small, was singing, without any presents at all. He hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming, it came! Somehow or other it came just the same.”
I always think of this when I see so many people at the stores, if I shop, I do it online. We don’t always have a tree, but when we do, the ornaments we hang are not to impress, but to showcase family and friends lost over the years. Their favorites or things given to us by them adorn the tree. And man, does it ever sparkle!
Hope your Christmas was a fabulous one!