I have been accused of being a little grinch-like. I am not impressed or inspired by all the Christmas hype.
I see it as mostly retail promotional manipulation, and I refuse to get involved.
I love the sentiments: Joy Peace Love...........but shouldn't those be in our cross-hairs ALL year long?
Not just at Christmas?
I did put up a few small decorations, the few I kept when we moved. I did it mostly for the kids, so that when they come they can see that Mimi does actually have a Christmas tree, even if it is only 20" tall.
I am giving them cards with cash for Christmas, so they can buy what they want and take advantage of January sales, and get MORE for their money.
We do have a lovely Christmas get together, with good food, and a Chinese auction. We do two of them really, one with a nice gift, one with a gag gift. The kids love it.
Getting together, being with family that I love so dearly, is what it's all about for me. It doesn't matter what the holiday is, or the reason. Being with them, loving them, is all of it.
So, this morning over coffee, I decided that I should do a Christmas giveaway. If you are a follower, and you must be to throw your name in the hat, you know what my recent circle dish towels look like.
My Christmas gift/giveaway to you is one of those towels. I will use Random.org on Tuesday night the 15th to draw the winner.
All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what kinds of things you would like to read about on my blog in 2016, or why you read it at all.
Just picking your brains a bit.
Be a follower, and comment. How easy is that???? I wish I could send you ALL a gift, for sticking around, and making me think even for a moment that I have something worth saying.