To us Christmas is a family tradition which has been passed on from one generation to another. And without a traditional, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas.Long ago we went to cut our tree ourselves. It was a holiday tradition as old as the family itself. And in a developing world, and busy lifestyles, Christmas is still a family tradition, and for lots of us families, we find out that we go down to our village markets to buy the tree or get our tree delivered home. And Christmas Starts right here! One of the things which brings meaning to our life are our heritage. These can be old school routines we grew up with or the new age folklore we create for ourselves, but of all styles Christmas is a time of year rich in traditions. Christmas stories are worth hundreds of books. They showed me where I have come from and I reflected of who I have become. And it has taught me a lot about families and friends on the whole. Christmas have provided me with lots of answers to questions that I have been longing for many years. It is a time that I re-examine myself and I realized that there are things that I may have been overlooking. At Christmas time when I see family stories, it is the time that truly makes me aware that writing what I see is the only way that will remind myself of a lot of activities that had happened, and it prepares of how I am going to face the year ahead of me.
Christmas is the time to touch every hearts with Love and Care. It is the time to receive and send blessings, gather round with friends and families and keep the holiday tradition alive. Decorating our tree each year is the art of opening our old trunk filled with old Christmas cards, and reading wishes from previous years and many more stories of bygone days. The Antique decorations that we have collected over the years and together we hang them over the tree. And plus this year I decided that some old vintage books would make a beautiful stand for our vintage Copper Vase holding our tree. Today’s daily lifestyle is very hectic. It is easy to forget the most important things on our list as we rush through the day. Christmas is traditionally a Christian holiday but I think one of the reasons Christmas is special to us is that it is a time of year when we prioritize those dear to us. Lasting memories are created when we gather together with the people who have not only been there when the days were shiny, but most of all we want to spend this special time with those who have been there through the hard days and have remain and so we want to celebrate the festive tradition together. My mother is no longer here and my tree honors her memory and brings more joy to my home at Christmas. Without her motherly upbringing my Christmas wouldn’t be traditional and I wouldn’t be who I am actualy. I am so grateful for having had a mother like her and the old principles she instilled in me, I filled my home with them all every Christmas Season. In today’s world we are inundated with images of Christmas from the media. We read about exchanging expensive gifts with each other. And when you look at today’s challenging economic times it is a tragedy that parents spend way more than they can afford to try and please their children. The sad truth is that, “money can’t buy you love.” A Christmas holiday is about time spent together with loved ones. It is about gifts that comes from the heart and it is about the thousands of years of tradition that marks the holiday season. This year I made a change in the decoration of my tree. I went rather simple with some red roses, white Chrysanthemum and some other white flowers. And together with some vintage pieces of art I managed to make a beautiful and simple arrangement as I call it “Our Family Christmas Tree of 2014.” I did not forget my vintage pitcher vase. I thought I would give it a go at filling it with some green leaves and read berry flowers. And having it in a corner of our home, it brings happiness, smiles, and memories of long time ago remembered.