Christmas time has always been special to me. When I was a little girl, it meant being on holiday, having time to play and thinking hard about what to say and what to ask for in my letter to the Three Wise Men (or the Magi) and waiting with expectation for January, 6th.
Today, "some years" later, it means family and friends, getting together around a table full of delicious dishes, going to the cinema, shopping for presents ... It also means rushing around to get things done, because there are so many things to be done at Christmas!
However, everything I do, I do it with pleasure and, although I might feel stressed now and then, there's always affection and dedicated thinking to all people involved. From the moment I buy Christmas cards and send them, to the moment I go for a last minute shopping afternoon, there's always this warm feeling inside.
Something that has remained the same throughout the years is the feeling of expectation for the Magi's presents on January 6th. I might sound silly, but when everything is ready for the children and I finally go to bed, I always spend some time wondering about what I'll find on my shoes when I wake up in the morning ...
What's Christmas for you? Have your say!