The year is starting to wind down and the family have started discussing Christmas. Who will be here this year?(that’s a question that no one really knows until the day). What will we eat? Then, there is the discussion about gifts. For me, Christmas is all about family, friends and welcoming new friends who would otherwise spend the Holidays alone. We gather to enjoy a happy day, share food and give thanks for everything we do have. It is not about gifts, not for me anyway but I do enjoy giving gifts to others.Quite frankly, I get embarrassed when I receive a gifts. When asked by D what I wanted this year, my answer was simple. I have it… the new bathroom and other than that all I can think of is to have a happy and peaceful day, surrounded by those I love and care about! No gifts???Yes, I am unusual , many would say downright crazy LOL
D on the other hand,adores gifts and the bigger the better. No clothes either, he says clothes don’t count as presents.Prue is always practical and although she has her wish list, she considers what she wants very carefully.We do not have the finances to indulge in massive gifts and we are certainly not going to go into debt over them!Too much emphasis is put on the material aspects of Christmas and it breaks my heart to see struggling parents spending up big on the plastic, only to be faced with enormous credit card statements , post-Christmas.
I look forward to a lunch that goes on until late in the evening, laughter, music ,banter and the silliness that seems to be part of what our family is all about.We are different and I think that’s why we always find we have new additions to our table each year 🙂