To me, Christmas means Family. It is normally the one time of the year where we are all together. I don't tend to spend it in my own home as I am a single mum and need adults around me to prevent the loneliness setting in so we tend to go to my sisters home who does christmas to the max. She has married into a large family who have kindly taken me under their wing too and hopefully my dad will be coming too this year. Christmas is one of the few times of the year we can relax and not feel guilty at all if we just sit around and do absolutely nothing. Just being together and enjoying each others’ company is what it’s all about!
Christmas to me also means the joy of giving. It doesn't have to be presents, it can be your love and time too. I pride myself on being a giver, not a taker. The smile on peoples faces brings me more joy than anything. Leading up to christmas, I love wrapping presents to christmas songs and try to my best to make them look special with ribbons and handmade tags. I always hope mine is the best wrapped present under the tree.
Christmas treats: During december I also look forward to cosy pyjamas, hot chocolate and a tin of heroes! We have already demolished one tin meant for christmas, whoops! We have also become very addicted to mince pies. Alfie has to have one everyday for desert and gets upset with me if there is none left in the cupboard.
Christmas traditions: Despite our family continually changing and having my own little family torn apart by divorce, I still try to be very strict about keeping to our family traditions but I understand I have to create a few news ones to adapt to our situation. My favourite tradition has to be the roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings, sporting the lovely paper hats and pretending to laugh at the cracker jokes.
I am looking forward to creating more memories this year with my family who I love so much. I hope you enjoyed this post.