This year more than ever it seems socially unacceptable to
put up your tree before certain dates! I vehemently disagree.
Being Canadian affords me the right to erect
my decorations anytime I wish!
The kids may not have had any lavish holidays, or many days off
this year, but instead love to start their Christmas season early!
That's their prerogative.
|Photo Credit Pepperpf those lit up houses are 40 years old.|
Preferring to celebrate a longer season doesn't
mean we have less respect for other important dates,
or other religions! We're just so grateful to have
the rights and freedoms
to choose how, when, and what we celebrate!
Cupcake was nervous to wear her tacky Christmas sweaters
too early in the season, warding off confrontation!
There seems to be a persnickety opinionated group
voicing appropriate dates to start the season of love and joy!
We don't celebrate Christmas in the conventional way by
exchanging gifts with each other. Instead we concentrate on
giving to others, and enjoying the beauty and fun of the season!
|Our friends festive table setting.|
Yesterday we visited friends we hadn't seen in two years.
It was as though no time had passed! The room was
filled with beautiful lights and music as
we enjoyed a five course yummy meal!
|Banana Liqueur, hot chocolate and coconut milk whip cream Photo Credit Pepperpf|
Lately there has been a huge need to shut out the nasty events of
the world, have a special drink, and watch cheesy Christmas Movies.
We are enjoying each moment that we can with so
much gratitude, never knowing when things can change!
|Dreaming of Peace|
This week a mother of three little ones was called
to have surgery next week. Thankfully she
has the bulk of her Christmas preparation done,
and so much support from family and friends!
She 'll be incapacitated for quite a while.
|Photo credit Pepperpf|
So enjoy the gorgeous sunsets!
Wear your funky Christmas or otherwise leggings!
Change the colour of your photos so Christmas sweaters
don't clash with your walls!
Buy yourself fresh flowers like we do!
Bake some yummy treats!
|photo credit pepperpf|
Ride around looking at lights taking photos of the better ones!
Carrying around the sadness of the world lately
it was this song that brought
all my feelings to a head.
I still tear up every time I hear it!
|All the artwork in this post is done on pages in a little Christmas pamphlet that came in the mail!|
Enjoy Christmas carols or any other favorite music.
Celebrate anything, any way you prefer,
grateful that you can!