Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you are all enjoying the festivities with family and friends.
It’s such a lovely time of year to celebrate what is really important in life and the love people share between each other.
Hopefully most people know that this time of year is about celebrating your beliefs and/or the love for loved ones but like any holiday there is an essence of materialism.
Apart from proud parents sharing the moments of joy from their children opening gifts from Santa, I think it is highly distasteful for adults to sit there opening gift after gift.
Of course it’s lovely to receive nice gifts for Christmas but continually showing off what you got is wrong imo.
What kind of message are we sending to the already confused and some what lost younger generation who already deem material goods at such high regard. We must remember that what really matters is family and friends and not showing off for Instagram or snapchat which forever creates a false sense of reality!
I’m not saying it’s wrong to give or receive presents at this time because even myself received lovely gifts but I just don’t agree with the constant showing off when it comes to material goods.
As well as it being a time to celebrate love it is a time to be thankful. Be thankful for the family and friends you have around you to celebrate these moments. Be thankful for the abundance of food we get to endeavour at Christmas. Be thankful for being healthy and alive as this time of year can be very hard for people who aren’t as lucky to have the blessings we do.
Many people spend it alone and Christmas can make people feel worse about things they are going through right now. It’s a time to be kind and understanding as we would hope for the same if we were alone.
I hope everyone enjoys this festive time 🎄✨