Saturday 15 December 2007

A partridge in a pear tree

Today was supposed to be a magical day: the day that we get to choose our christmas tree at the market. We got our tree, it smells wonderful, but the spirit of the holidays is not yet with me! I have a bitter taste in my mouth and I don't like it! I enjoy Christmas (or am I in denial?) but over the years, with my grown up eyes, I realised that the holidays are not what they should be. When you take two minutes and observe, you see that Christmas became a celebration of intense stress, consumerism and excess. I know, there is nothing new there, but I started to wish for a different Christmas: an opportunity to be with love ones, to slow down and to take the time to live in the moment. I think that sharing presents should also be part of it...I'm not a purist! But gifts given should be something that pleases the person who gets the present but also the person who gives it. Personnaly, I would much ratter have a little something made with love than a trendy gadget purchased by somebody swearing at the cashier because she waited 30 minutes in line in an overcrowded store (hum...that could be me!!!).

A simple paper ornament, carefully designed, patiently cut by hand, send with a lovely note is the proof that bigger is not always better...even at Christmas! Thank you Tamara for your ornament!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree wholeheartedly with your comment about Christmas. I think time is the most precious thing we can give people... either by spending your time with them in person, or in using your time to create a special gift for them.