FANTASTIC Friday / Shopping and the Christmas Spirit
I hear so much bah humbugging going on this time of year. Lots of people grumble about all the crowds and the stores and presents to get. As for me, when I think about Christmas shopping I get into the Spirit of Christmas.
When the Christ child came into the world, the angels were singing joyfully and the shepherds and the Wise men came to celebrate. They brought gifts too. So why should everyone be so dismal about Christmas?
To my way of thinking, Christmas is all about giving and sharing. I love to give to people close to me and I love giving to those that are less fortunate than me too. This is a time for helping others. I love Christmas shopping. The time spent finding a special gift for each person on my list, makes me think a little more about that person and what might be special to them.
Truly its not about the presents it's about God presence's in my families lives. But what JOY I have in finding just the right gift for each of them. This year most of my gifts will be homemade, but there will be a few other small items under the tree for them too.
Christmas is traditionally a time to get together with family. That's something we don't do much these days so we try to celebrate the holidays by being together as often as possible. I'm not going to the mall today but I am doing some shopping with some people I love.
It's a tradition in our family and we've gone for many years. As you know many of my children do not live close by but this year I do have my DD and DS#5, and #6 to go along with me. Our little Lucky Guy and Mr. Wonderful will be coming along too. We'll be having a FANTASTIC day...Singing Jingle All the Way!
I hope your Friday is a Fantastic one too!