I was nearly going to skip posting this week because I’m not going to be at home the day this post publishes and it’s a busy week this week. I feel bad that I can’t reply to comments and read and comment on other posts on the day … but you guys know I always do eventually! So, I decided to write briefly about what I’m currently trying to muster …. Christmas Spirit! I don’t mean to alarm you but Christmas is but a mere 25 days away!
What is Christmas Spirit?
We all know that Christmas day is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus and has become a day for families to gather and celebrate together.
Christmas spirit can be a different thing to everyone, but it comes down to a ‘feeling’. It could be a feeling you get from the religious meaning and origins of the day, the preparations for Christmas day, the act of being kind and helping others, the joy of bringing family together, the traditions that are unique to each family, putting up and decorating the Christmas tree, Christmas carols, gift giving, the food, holidays, and most likely a combination of all or some.
Sometimes Christmas comes around so quickly that you haven’t really had a chance to get the magical ‘Christmas spirit’ yet. Sadly, the stress of the busyness of this time of year can be a hindrance to catching the Christmas Spirit. I’m hosting Christmas day for my family this year and this will actually be a first. My mother has always hosted Christmas and has always wanted to. She can’t now and so for the first time ever, I will be. I have hosted Christmas for The Tennis Player’s family but not for many years. Each side of the family do Christmas a little different though, you know? Regardless of the busyness of this time of year, I’m determined to get hold of my Christmas Spirit and to enjoy Christmas this year. As you get older you realise that the best things in life are the simple things and that moments make memories.
I thought it would be fun to do a little acrostic from the word Christmas using words that help to conjure up the ‘feeling’ of Christmas Spirit for me, and it might just help you with your Christmas Spirit too. I know there are many more words I could’ve put against each letter but I wanted to keep it to one line per letter. Feel free to add more words for each letter that you might think of in the comments.
Are you feeling the Christmas Spirit yet? Any words you’d like to add to my Christmas acrostic above? Want to jump on the bandwagon with me whereby we will not let the busyness of Christmas steel the joy of Christmas from us?! Remember, we are making memories so let’s make them good ones.
Ciao for now,
Linking up with Denyse Whelan’s ‘Wednesday’s Words and Pics‘