This is my favorite time of the year, not only because of the sights of Christmas trees popping up everywhere, or the lights on the houses, or even the Salvation Army woman outside the shopping mall ringing her little bell. There is more to the holiday season. It fills the senses in every which way.
There are the Christmas parties, with their egg nogs and appetizers and Christmas carols. There are the Christmas songs on the radio with my all time favorite song, "Silent Night."
The Christmas cards start flowing in early December, with their sweet words and familiar sayings, and photos of children. Visits to the post office take on a whole different meaning during this time of year.
Then there's the shopping for presents at the mall which is decorated with all kinds of lights, wreaths, and trees. I love watching Santa Claus in the mall as the children sit on his lap and take photos with him. All this is followed later with the wrapping of the gifts and placing them under the Christmas tree.
Then there's the baking of cookies and goodies for Christmas. The aroma in the kitchen is warm and cozy during this time of year.
I love this time of year, and most importantly, the reason behind it. Jesus Christ, our saviour, was born on this day and we lovingly acknowledge his birth with joy and delight. May his birthday be remembered on this very important day! God bless you all!