Let’s #UnwrapChristmas with the joy of giving
Growing up, Christmas meant cakes and winter vacations. I loved that our school used to be closed for good fifteen days and gave us time to unwind. Of course, it meant homework but I never complained. All I wanted was to be home in such cold weather. The winter solstice, the fog around, and that nip in the air were all my favorite things when I was growing up in the North of India.
And then like how everything changes, I left home to make a life of my own. The cakes were not baked or exchanged, the weather got warmer and winters were a thing of the past. One thing that did not change was the happiness that the season brought. The excitement of the new year, the fun of getting together with friends, exchanging gifts and the joy of giving.
Even at work, we do not miss out to play Secret Santa. It’s never about the gifts but the pleasure of receiving and giving a gift of love. Like last year, I have been a part of many groups and the excitement it brings is hard to put in words. The gesture brings people together and certainly provides an opportunity to make someone happy.
Among us bloggers too, undivided by geographies, virtual friends have got together to play Secret Santa. Isn’t it wonderful? A season that warms the heart is here and we all are the ones who keep the joy alive.
This year, I am planning to start a tradition. The one that’s different. There will be a Christmas tree at home and under that will be gifts. Gifts for my friends in Bangalore. The ones who are family. But sshhh..That’s still a secret. The plan is to spread more cheer and make it a memorable one. It’s holiday time and I am looking forward to make the most of it.
I received this baton of joy from Ajay Kontham and I am happy to pass it on to you. Tell me how do you celebrate Christmas?