‘Tis the Season
I grew up not celebrating Christmas. I didn’t have a Christmas tree, and there weren’t any presents under the tree. I was raised to believe that Christmas is a religious celebration (I was raised Sikh). A common reaction from people when I told them I didn’t celebrate Christmas was “So, you don’t get presents?” I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t know the religious significance of Christmas.
I don’t know much about religions, and I don’t really care to learn. Ignorance is blissful.
Now, as a grown adult, Christmas is a reason to celebrate relationships –family and friends, and to over indulge in carbs and Ferrero Rochers. Oh, and I love the holidays as a reason to shop –taking advantage of the sales, and just doing my part to help sustain the economy.
Christmas traditionally celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. I choose to see this day as something more general –to celebrate a birth, a new beginning, new start. ‘Tis the season to be happy.
Make this holiday your own.
(1) Merry Christmas
(2) Merry Ho Ho Ho
(3) Happy Holidays
(4) Season’s Greetings
(5) Happy Celebrating
(6) mmmm, Ferrero Rochers…