Merry Christmas Eve! Christmas Day is officially within touching distance and most of us are full of excitement and anticipation as we look forward to the traditions the day holds. However, as you could probably tell from the title ‘Christmas from across the miles’ this post isn’t about those who are spending the day with their families and friends doing what they usually do. It’s about those who don’t.
So as you would have probably realised from previous blogposts my sister and I recently moved from London to Glasgow and when we were picking Christmas cards to send to every down there the thought occurred to me as I read a card which read ‘Merry Christmas From Across The Mile.’ So quite fittingly anyone who’s always spent Christmas doing the same thing with the same people would be a bit sad when they’re doing something different for the first time. Especially when you’re surrounded by medias view that Christmas isn’t ever the same when you’re with the same people you’re usually with doing what you usually do. But I don’t agree.
When I saw this card it reminded me that there are so many people who are having to send Christmas cards to their loved ones who, due to whatever circumstances, they are unable to be with on Christmas. Things don’t always have to be planned to precision 3 months in advance for it to be fun. Just because plans might change drastically at the last minute you can still have tons of fun. Just remember to make the best of a hard situation.Oftentimes people argue it is too hard to see the bright side in a tough situation but there is always a positive. Something to be grateful for. You just have to be bothered to look hard enough and put in that extra bit of consideration. Everyone’s presence no matter who it is, is a gift and something which should be appreciated.
That’s what we should be remembering on Christmas. Not the gifts, not the food but the people. All the little blessings we have been given that are so easily and so often overlooked. Even if you think you are alone and by yourself why not pop to your neighbours house with a box of chocolates and a card. It’s the little things that we need to appreciate. Isn’t it all the little things that make Christmas?
I hope you all have an amazing Christmas and remember every single moment of it
Lots of love Curls & S x
‘Happy Christmas to all and to all goodnight.’