Blogmas 2014 - Day 2 What Christmas Means to Me
Hmmm... What does Christmas mean to me? Well, Christmas means a lot. Christmas to me is celebrating the birth of Jesus. It's so many other things as well. I get so into Christmas it's not even funny.
It's also about family! I just love spending the time with the family, and not just my husband and kids or even my siblings and parents or in-laws. It's the extended family. Aunts and uncles and cousins, etc. I don't get to do a lot with my side of the family, which really does make me sad, especially when I look back and remember all the good times we had together.
I love the giving! And not just to receive, although I do love a good gift, especially really thoughtful ones. I love, love, love giving to others! I'm a sucker for charity honestly. If someone says "would you like to give a dollar to ...?" I totally do it, every time. Bell ringers, pan handlers, you name it, I donate. My kids are very spoiled and have never gone without. There have been times that we couldn't afford all the nice clothes, coats, toys, etc, and other people have helped us, so I always donate old gently worn clothes, coats, shoes, toys, home accessories, you name it to Planet Aid or Catholic Charities to give to those in need. I like to think that the toys my kids no longer play with that has minimal damage can make some other child's Christmas really special.
The cooking! I know, it sounds so silly, but the amazing smells and tastes that come from the kitchen at Christmas time. The soups and stews, the crockpot cooking, but mostly, the cookies and candies! Yum, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. I can't wait to get started. I will wait though... a little longer, because if I do it now, I'll eat everything by myself, and my waistline can't handle that.
Well, that's what Christmas means to me. What does it mean to you?