Not sure if you are aware but at the beginning of the month I wrote about my feelings on the subject of Christmas. I am not trying to sound like Ebenezer Scrooge but I am wondering what Christmas is all about – what ever happened to Giving at this time of year?
Instead of presents, what about experiences/time?
I wrote as part of a writing group but I also wrote from the heart asking “Dear Mr Santa Claus Whats For Christmas?”
Christmas Is All About Giving – Isn’t It?
I have a strong feeling about Christmas this year. I am not sure where its coming from, or what its all about. But I am close to saying to our family Forget about Christmas.
At First I Thought THIS Santa was a Statue – and then he moved ever so slowly!
I dont mean forget about the day, but I am mean forget about the presents that we normally pile up under the xmas tree – so may presents that our boys are not sure what to open first, or what to play with as they have far too many toys!
Lack of Storage Space Is TO Blame
Really I am not like Ebenezer Scrooge – I do love giving. But cant we give with time and love instead of with gifts? Its not like we have any where to put the gifts anyway.
Peace On Earth!
Its a lack of storage space that has lead me to think like this as well as a lack of trying to work out what we can buy – Gosh as our boys are getting older its getting harder and harder to find things to buy that they will like!
I do love Christmas – Really I do. But can it be more about the real meaning of Christmas instead of about the commerical side of buying the biggest present, the most expensive present?
Melbourne Christmas Square
While I was in Melbourne recently there was a corner of a major busy street that was transformed into “Stana’s Square” – it was magical! I loved that aspect of looking at the colourful decorations, and the amazing display – so I know I still love Christmas even if I dont like the idea of xmas day 🙂
Here is some of our xmas cheer for you to enjoy….
The Christmas cheer are from scenes in Melbourne – where there seems to be a lot of decorations, and a lot of focus about Christmas. This year our family are focused on about giving with time and love, instead of gifts.
This Year We Are Doing Something Different!
Yesterday we were out and about and I came across a stand in the shopping centre. Normally I walk past a lot of those stands that are set up for charities without even giving it another thought. But this time I went back to have a better look 🙂
It was a World Vision Stand – and it was set up with a display that caught my eye. So I back tracked as fast as I could and spoke to the guy behind the counter. He explained how they have a program set up where you can “Buy” an animal for a family overseas that are in need of help.
I loved the idea because our family love animals, and I want christmas to be about giving. We stood there and spoke for ages, and he explained how it all worked. After coming home yesterday our family discussed what we all wanted to do – and we have argreed to give from our family to another family with purchasing a “Chicken and Chicken Feed”.
As soon as I can get back to the shops I will buying each of our family a chicken, a gift that will be for a family in need.
If you want to join in on the fun, leave a message below here and I will get in touch with you – and explain in more detail what you can do so that Christmas Is All About Giving!
What Do You Like about Giving At Christmas Time?