Merry Christmas loves!
I grew up celebrating Christmas as the birth of the baby Jesus. In both church and home, Christmas was a feast we celebrated with great fervor. We began with the rehearsals of the plays about the birth of Jesus Christ already weeks in advance. Meanwhile my grandfathers were worried about arranging a “stuffed” supper and a few treats for us.
We always had a Christmas tree that, although it did not have any Christmas balls, was all stuffed with self-made embellishments. I only lived from 4 to 7 years with my grandfathers but the sweetest memories of Christmas that I keep most were with them.
Today, knowing that Jesus was not born on December 25, Christmas has became a day that we celebrate the love between family and friends. Christmas represents love, unity, peace and fraternization between us. For me it means spending quality time with the people we love and care about.
With my young children growing up and becoming more aware of the festive atmosphere that is lived around this time, I understood that Christmas is also a time to create sweet memories just like my grandfathers did in my childhood. This year we bought for the first time a natural tree. Although it is emptier than the artificial ones, the natural scent of leaves that spreads around the house makes this the best choice.
I love Christmas. Now even more than before. I love seeing my sister and my children set the tree up and working hard not to unravel the “secret” of what they are going to offer to each other. I think it’s nice to see that everyone cares more about giving than about receiving. We enjoy every minute of it.
I wish you a Christmas filled with Much love, peace, unity and fraternization in the company of your family and friends. Merry Christmas and do not forget to dream and always fight for the fulfillment of your dreams.