Ahhhh it's my favorite time of the year (minus the weather) and Christmas is finally almost here! With the best day of the year only two days away, I felt the need to share what Christmas means to me. First of all, no one should EVER forget that Jesus is the reason for the season. Without his birth, Christmas would not exist. We would have nothing to give or receive. We would not even be here today. So make sure you give thanks to the man above and his son for giving you a reason to celebrate!
Now Christmas is supposed to be the time of giving. Personally, I get a thrill out of giving gifts. It feels so good seeing my loved ones open gifts that I put thought into. If they appreciate what I pick out, it makes it even better. I try my best to find gifts to fit each person specifically, maybe even show them that I know more about them than they think I do.
My family is big on tradition, but I don't think we notice that we are. Every year we all meet up at my grandma's house and she makes breakfast for our family. After breakfast we all gather around the tree to open our gifts. We don't start opening gifts until the whole family is there. This family consists of myself and my son, my aunt and uncle and their two kids, my aunt and her son, my brother and father, and my grandparents. So it's pretty big! My grandpa is always the man behind the camera, and has yet to miss a Christmas on tape. Since majority of us have two families, after the gift opening is complete we part ways until dinner.
From that time until dinner, I visit my mom's family. We usually gather at one of my aunt's houses and everyone exchanges gifts. We all eat dinner together and laugh and share memories. I promise there's never a dull moment, and eggnog and singing Christmas songs are a MUST with them! ^_^ After Christmas with my mom's family, I go back home to my grandmother's and eat again (I'm a fatty) until it's time to partyyyy with my girls and whomever can hang with us! LOL!
I know for some people it's difficult to get in the Christmas spirit these days. Bills, deaths of loved ones, and just the times of the world in general will leave anyone feeling depressed during the holidays. But let us all remember that each of us have SOMETHING to be thankful for, we all have at least ONE reason to smile, and there is at least ONE person in the world that loves each of us... God. With that said, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from me and mine to you and yours!
*Smooches* LaBellaBoss <3