When I was younger, and Christmas day had passed I always had such a hard time with it. I still do. It really has never been about the gifts. I remember people used to stop by our house all the time with sweets, they would stay and drink coffee with my parents. It seemed as though things were a lot more fun for a month, or so. Like people were a bit happier, a bit more thankful, had more time to talk. I think this time of year can still do that to people.
We have spent a lot of time outside these past couple of weeks. The smell in the air reminds me of sledding down the big hill with my sisters, coming in for hot chocolate made on the stove.
I remember decorating the tree every year while we ate homemade chex mix and listened to old fashioned Christmas records. We would throw the tinsel on the tree at the end. Sometimes this would go on for hours.
I will be away from here for a bit. My oldest is on his first Christmas vacation, I have a new nephew to squeeze and lots of goodies to wrap and deliver.
I will be back sometime around the New Year.
I hope whatever you do during this time, it is peaceful.