Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Gifts of the Season

Traditionally, December 25 is the true start of the Christmas season.  It is the first day of the twelve days of Christmas that lead up to the Magi’s arrival and the Epiphany.  Although pre-Christmas shopping and Santa’s visit now rule the calendar, gift-giving was originally celebrated during the almost-two-week-period after Christmas Day.

And in a way, our Christmas decorations are our gifts to everyone who sees them, even folks we don’t know.  They express our joy and brighten the darkest winter night.
So, I want to say “thank you” to the decorators who really go all out.  I know there are those who disapprove, but they are probably missing the point.  When it comes to love and wonder and sharing… more is more.
So enjoy!  And remember, Christmas lights are gifts of the season!

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