May, 29th, 2012
If someone was to simply ask what their favorite holiday of the year is, they would expect Christmas to be the answer. For most of the people who have the pleasure of being able to celebrate this holiday, they would usually agree. In my family, this would certainly be the automatic response.
The holiday Christmas, means a lot of memorable family time and a breath from our chaotic lives. My two oldest sisters are able to return home from college for about a two weeks. Other relatives including my Grandmother and Grandfather, aunts, uncles and cousins can join in the family gathering. Knowing that the end of the year is approaching very quickly at this time, we usually tend to get a little overwhelmed and stressed, but we try to keep calm and just being together seems to provide us with some extra help but also at times it seems to make things worse.
I, myself have to say that Christmas morning is the most beautiful morning of all. The sun never fails in providing lots of warm rays of sunshine through our huge family room bay window, and the expressions on each persons face when they open their gifts are priceless. On Christmas Eve, my family looses no time preparing for the big day ahead. If we are behind on Christmas shopping, we’ll run to the store and then wrap the gifts in nicely delicate packages.
My mother has raised me believing it is important to put our hearts, minds, and souls into the holiday of love, cheer, laughter, kindness, and togetherness. So therefore, we make it a habit of doing every little thing to our full advantage. For instance, when we bake cookies, we have to use the cookie-cutter to make them perfect and frost them thoroughly. The presents must be wrapped decently enough and even look presentable, although they are going to be shredded to pieces. Decorations have to throughout our house to spread Christmas joy and, of course, provide an environment that reminds us...