The time has come. The wreath has been hung on the front door springing a cheerful ‘hello’ to all that enter. The lights hang lazily from the eaves. The perfect tree has been plucked from its spot.
Cards have been sent from near to far wishing all a joyous holiday. Christmas songs have filled cars, offices, and houses for a month or more. All declare a wonderful season filled with merry times.
Decorations of all sorts have come out of their hiding places to make their way onto the tree, table, doorways, or stairs.
Presents have been wrapped and placed under the tree, or in their hiding places until the perfect time. Ribbons have adorned packages of all shapes and sizes making them look even more tempting to young eyes.
The baking is done. The candy, cookies, and fudge are arranged on a beautiful platter, enticing fingers to reach in and give a try. The pies and cakes sit aplenty on the counter hoping to please each that taste.
Families travel to meet and enjoy each other’s company. They exchange words, love, and gifts from the heart. They rejoice.
Candles are lit to soften the mood. To offer peace. Peace. In a world that needs it more now than ever. Peace.
I hope you enjoy all you do this holiday season. Cherish the time with your family. Remember those that can’t be with us. Bow our heads for those who are less fortunate, or suffering through difficult times.
Happy Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
Merry Christmas to all!
From our house to yours, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season.
I ♥ you all.