Sunday, November 15, 2009

I love you Christmas, I hate you Christmas

The holidays are quickly approaching and I just love this time of year. The atmosphere is just so great with the sounds of the holiday season. Everywhere you look you see lights, decorations and love. But with all of that comes the stress also. I can already feel the overwhelming stress of buying gifts for everyone on the list. When I think of Christmas the first thing that comes to mind for me lately is Gifts, gifts and more gifts! When did Christmas turn into that? When did we loose the true meaning of Christmas?
I want my daughter to grow in knowing what Christmas really is, and not what its commercialized to be. God gave us his son. Jesus was born on Christmas day. That is something to be celebrated about! Christmas shouldn't be a time of stress it should be a time of joy and reflection over what an amazing gift God gave us.
So this Christmas I'm going to be doing a bit different. I absolutely love all my friends and know how much I'm loved by each of them. So please don't feel the need to spend money on me for a gift. I will not be buying for friends this year. Instead I will be putting that money towards a gift for someone that truly needs it and I encourage you to do the same.