Oh my gosh! I can’t believe that this is my 100th blog post! When I first started blogging I didn’t think I would have written 100 posts in just under a year, but I’ve done it in time for Christmas! Anyway time for self-congratulations over and onto the blogmas prompt.
Today’s post is all about: What Christmas means to Me
Buying and decorating the tree
Normally my brothers and I will decorate the tree but in the past couple of years it has sifted to being my sole responsibility. I love the smell of the fir tree (could never buy a fake tree as the main one). Although I don’t have to have a Christmas tree for it to feel like Christmas I do love the added features and decoration.
Decorating the house
I love, love, love to make things look pretty! We bought our Christmas tree a bit late this year which meant I didn’t get down all the decorations for the house until we had the tree. In the mean time I made some paper snowflakes to decorate our front lounge and bookcases.
You can see the templates I used on my Pinterest Christmas Crafts Board.
Follow Child of Ponderings’s board Christmas Crafts on Pinterest.
Baking and icing Christmas cakes
I always used to help my Granny ice the Christmas cakes when I was younger. Now I get to make these cakes and ice them myself to give to her!!
Spending time with family
Every year my extended family gets together for a family Christmas. With my mum being one of 10 kids these gatherings are huge!!! I love getting to catch up with all my family I don’t see often as well as the ones I do. This year I especially excited because I know that some of my girl cousins my age will be there!
Letting people know that you love and appreciate them
In my family we give each other thoughtful gifts, just like a lot of people across the world. But gift giving isn’t compulsory either! Last year I actually gave my family home-made coupons they could redeem for me to do things.
But most of all, as a Christian, Christmas to me means the birth of Jesus Christ, my saviour. I don’t want to rub your faces in it if you, my dear reader aren’t Christian too, but as that is where CHRISTmas gets its name from I wasn’t not going to mention it. I go to a Church service every Christmas Day. In the past it was always with my family but this year I am going to be a total rebel child and actually attend the Christmas service at my own church. (Well that’s what I think anyway). Quite simply, “Jesus is the reason for the season”.
So that is what Christmas means to me, but I want to know about my readers.
What does Christmas mean to you?
Day 1: 12 things you are grateful for + (Giveaway)
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