When the meaning of Christmas changes


I found this blogpost and thought it very much in line with the How Christmas is Celebrated series on my own site.

While we are specifically talking about how different religions celebrate the holidays here on my blog, this story reminds us of the basic human condition – peace of heart. Sometimes, what we “miss out on” or “give up” due to our chosen points of view (an agendas) are never as sorely missed as when we miss People.

Related articles on this blog:

Painting Mom

What does this holiday season really mean for you?

It was filled with so many meanings for me in the past but it has changed a bit over the years.

Six years ago my house was filled with Christmas decorations, all over the house, each room had something in it.

Porcelain candles with little chimneys. The huge tree. Imported nativity scene and home-made stable. The front door red and green wreath. The back door a smaller gold one. The lounge was decorated with large wreath separating the dining room with red candy canes. Little African angels in the lounge. Wire Xmas trees everywhere. Two dancing father Christmas’ that I’ve had since the boys were little. The kids rooms had miniature trees, porcelain candle, a beautiful Xmas boot (stocking) hanging in the cupboard door. Permanent red table-cloth on the dining room table. Christmas carols. Growing pile of presents under the tree. Xmas crackers…

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