It’s really true…Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, I am one of THOSE people. The ones who put up multiple highly decorated trees, as many lights on the house as I can afford, listen to Christmas music 24/7, and can’t wait to do my shopping December 24th at 4pm – just to be with the throngs of people hurriedly running around picking up last minute gifts.
Christmas growing up in my family usually meant a 5lb peppermint stick on the coffee table. Ribbon candy magically appeared in glass jars around the house. Cards from Christmases past framed the entryways in the living room and fruit cake was never more than a poinsettia-decorated paper plate away.
Now that I am almost grown-up and have nephews and a niece who live with me I’m more conscious of the memories that they will have to look back on. With the busyness of working full-time and trying to build Olivia & Ruby into a solid business, it’s really easy to forgo the work of Christmas and use this time to catch-up on much needed rest. Whether cooking, decorating, or visiting – Christmas is work. It was work for my Grandmother, Mother, & Aunts when I was little but they did it anyway. I guess I need to get off the computer and go put up a tree or two.
Merry Christmas Everyone!