Do you feel that? That twinkle of spirit you get in the pit of your stomach around this time of year? No, that isn't gas from Thanksgiving dinner. It's the anticipation of Christmas!
Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday - which I'm sure it is many peoples' favorite holiday for various reasons.
I love the smells of Christmas and winter. Like that sweet cinnamon aroma that you usually smell at stores or on Christmas decorations.(Except for Walmart's overpowering cinnamon cloud that hits you when you first walk through the doors. I talked about that in another post.) I also love the sweet treats - like Christmas cookies and fudge, Christmas decorations in general, the Christmas tree, the lights, the excitement, and seeing someone's face when they get the exact present they were hoping for.
Now don't get me wrong, I know what Christmas is really about. It's right in the name - our Christ, Jesus. I am a Christian and do celebrate the Lord's birth. I know that it really isn't about material items.
However, in my opinion giving presents to your loved ones only passes the love and celebration around, as long as you do it with a good heart!
I'm sorry if anyone who reads this is not religious or does not practice the same religion or even Christmas. I hope that this does not offend you in any way. :)
Anyway! I've rambled haven't I? Who knew you could do that without actually speaking! Ha!
Today's picture is of ornaments that colorfulpen, better half, and I put on the tree yesterday. Have you put your tree up yet? If you don't celebrate Christmas - what holiday do you celebrate this time of year? Or how do you spend this time of year?
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
- Benjamin Franklin