I must say I’m probably one of the few people I have met that loves Xmas. Xmas to me is family, and I happen to have an awesome family. We all just get on. I mean we have our little tiffs every now & then like any family does, but they are usually rare & small anyway. We enjoy each others company.
I don’t have a large family, it’s just Mum, Dad & my sister. My boyfriend & a few friends stop by too throughout the day. We have lots of yummy treats like cherries & nuts to nibble on all day, & mum usually makes a traditional Yorkshire roast (this year I’m doing a vegan nut roast).
I love the look on everyone’s faces when they get something they really want. That look of surprise. That is the moment that sums up the gift giving tradition for me. I’d be happy with no presents at all as long as I got to see that look on my family’s faces.
I admit I spent probably too much money on stuff this Xmas. Some members of my family are hard to buy for. I think in future I will think of things to make instead, as I’m usually pretty anti-
Once we open presents we just spend a day in total relaxation. We don’t have to impress anyone. We just take it easy, cook, eat, play with our new toys. I only have my nearest & dearest with me so it never makes me anxious. I just love Xmas.
I wish you a very merry Xmas too :)
What is your experience? What makes you thankful on this day?