Things I Know About Christmas
I thought I would belatedly get into the christmas spirit since the day itself is only a mere 48 hours away now – better late than never, right?
While on sick leave this week I have had the chance to think about some of the things I like most about christmas and wanted to share them with you today.
I know these things make christmas all the sweeter for me and my family, I’d be interested to hear about what makes christmas so special for you and your family too!
1. Chocolate coated scorched almonds – what can I say, except yummy, yummy, yummy!
2. Christmas Carols – I was in a church choir when I was younger and spent many christmases singing all the old favourites. I still find myself humming along with the classics while shopping in over-crowded shopping centres. I also enjoy watching Carols in the Domain and Carols by Candlelight on TV and I loved attending our local carols by candlelight this year. This is something I am trying to pass on to the kids each year too.
3. Lights – I’m a sucker for christmas lights. I’m too lazy to put them up myself but I can appreciate the beauty of the light displays that seem to be everywhere else this year. I would like to go up to see the display at Hunter Valley Gardens but that may have to wait until Delilah Bear is a little older. Instead, we are planning to take the kids for a drive tonight around the local area, it’s just the thing to put you in a festive mood!
4. The excitement of the kids – my kids are almost bedside themselves with excitement. Every morning Matilda Bear wakes up and asks me what day it is today. She was especially happy this morning to find we are up to Friday, which means that tomorrow is Christmas Eve! There is nothing like the innocent enthusiasm of your kids to get you feeling excited too. I want to cultivate and encourage that feeling for them for many years yet….
5. Family time – we are pretty close to our families anyway but it is lovely to spend special time with them at christmas. It doesn’t hurt that this special time also involves good food and wine and, of course, presents! But I think, above all, christmas is a time to spend with your family and I hope all of you have that opportunity this year too.
I could go on, but I’ll leave it there. Although I was a slow starter this year, I’m glad to have finally caught some christmas spirit!
I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely, festive and fun-filled holiday – I hope it is a time of joy and happiness for you and your family!
I’m going to be having a little blogging holiday for the next few weeks but I’ll be back with the I Must Confess linkup on Sunday 8 January – so keep stock of all your holiday tales so you can link them up!
Linking this post up with Kellie from The Good, The Bad & The Unnecessary for Things I Know – do you care to share what you know this week?