Christmas is one of the most anticipated day of the year for some, and that’s why planning ahead and getting organised will help you and your families alleviate the excitement during the build up and on the day. I very rarely get worked up during Christmas because I’ve found out that there are ways to get ahead of the Christmas rush.
Is Christmas really a time to celebrate?
The festive season isn’t all about shopping, buying gifts, partying and hangovers! It’s about enjoying the festivities and keeping the real meaning alive, which is the celebration of Christ.
During your travels why not take a sight seeing-trip or make time for window-shopping? Visit a carol concert. I was at the Hillsong concert last Sunday, which started off my celebration. Browsing of endless decorations in the shop windows or the Christmas market at Winter Wonderland, Southbank or one local to you will certainly get you in the festive mood.
A few goals worth keeping this season:
Look out for the elderly living alone, the deprived and homeless.
Clear clutter and give unwanted items to a nearby charity.
Volunteer at charities and serve meals to the deprived at Crisis or a local church. It’s quite fulfilling!
Yes, we celebrate Christmas. I have been on several Christmas lunches with colleagues and church members. At our church we pack and distribute hampers to 100 people in the local community. We have music playing, hot drinks and light refreshments for the people who come in.
Christmas is a time to reach out to others, to share love via our time or money. Whilst it is nice to receive, it is a blessing to give.
It’s definitely a time to give. Must have been rewarding giving out those hampers.
I love all your photos with Christmas lights! I love the beauty and brightness of Christmas lights. And I love the many gatherings we organize and have attended, as I believe it is important to take time out to enjoy our friends and family. Merry Christmas to you!
Thanks Doreen. It’s those gatherings that make Christmas enjoyable!
I had a great time this year checking out the various Christmas decorations and dressing up the Christmas tree at home . Although my family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but the festive spirit added by the holiday season always brings a zeal in our lives.
The festive spirit always makes it worthwhile. Glad you had a great time.
My favorite part of Christmas is simply visiting with friends and families–it’s such a great way to wind down the year. Happy New Year, Bola!
Mine too. I also like the relaxation side to it as well. Happy new year in advance RoseMary!
It is more important to remember what Christmas is, then the celebration of it. I always post on my FB account at Christmas the last line of the Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas” : Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor, shall yourselves find blessing.
So true. We mustn’t forget the real meaning of Christmas!
Christmas really would be a time to celebrate if our so-called leaders in government acted according to Matthew 5:9:
“Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God.”
Now that’s the real meaning of Christmas. The focus these days is on money grabbing, dominance, materialism, disorder, distruction; and the list goes on! What ever happened to humility and peace?