Can you believe it is December and therefore not long till Christmas? That crept up fast didn’t it?!
I’ve been so busy with my twin’s 21st (amongst other things) that December arrived before I knew it! I am not prepared at all for Christmas yet. Thank goodness we still have a few weeks to go!
I was thinking about the word CHRISTMAS today and decided to write down the first word that came to mind (that relates to Christmas) for every letter of the word CHRISTMAS. Then I turned my words into the image you see below.
Children – Christmas is so exciting for children. Watching their joy and excitement is what I love about Christmas and their excitement is so infectious! Christmas brings back so many wonderful memories from when I was a child myself. I remember eagerly and excitedly going to bed on Christmas Eve when told to because Santa didn’t come to children if they were awake. I hoped and prayed that I would be asleep when Santa came. I always was! I am sure I heard Santa’s sleigh bells one year though. I was sure I did. Maybe it was in a dream?
Holidays – Christmas is usually followed with some wonderful holidays. There are public holidays and hopefully some Recreation Leave as well. It’s always been a wonderful opportunity to rest and rejuvenate before the start of the new year. Most of my holidays away at this time of year have been spent at the beach.
Relatives – Christmas is the time of year where you get together with relatives. Those that you might see quite regularly and those that you might only see at this time of year! Christmas is about family.
Inspiration – There is something about Christmas that makes me feel like the slate has been wiped clear and that I can start afresh for the new year to come. The time spent with family, the giving and receiving, the time out from the normal day-to-day activities, provides time, space and impetus for inspiration to take hold and new goals to form all with a renewed energy.
Santa – I cannot think of Christmas without thinking about Santa. Santa was such a huge part of my childhood and my children’s childhood. There are quite a few Santa’s around my house at Christmas time!
Turkey – There is always some delicious turkey to consume at Christmas (along with some yummy Cranberry Sauce)!
Memories – Christmas is full of memories of all the Christmas’s of the past. I have memories of my Christmas’s as a child, my Christmas’s when my children were little and all the Christmas’s in-between. Christmas is about creating memories for our families. Christmas is about traditions. Many of my own family traditions were brought into my children’s lives and will be passed on to become a part of their children’s lives.
Ample Food – Oh my goodness. Christmas usually involves a lot of food and a lot of eating. Usually I roll into bed on Christmas night and swear that I will not eat for a month. However, the next day I usually find myself tucking into some Christmas leftovers!
Swimming – In Australia, Christmas Day is usually a steaming hot humid day! If you are anywhere near a pool you are usually in it. If you don’t have access to a pool than you will most likely be cooling down with a hose or a sprinkler or you are in some air-conditioning!
So those are the first words that came to mind for me when thinking of each letter of the word CHRISTMAS. Of course, some other words have come to mind since like … Christ for C, Tradition for T, Angels for A, Summer for S.
What about you? What words first come to mind for you for each letter of the word CHRISTMAS? I challenge you to make your own Christmas tree with them like I did. Doesn’t matter if some or all of your words are the same as mine. Your reflections on why may be entirely different. Let me know if you do this!
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