I wore this green embroidered dress on Christmas Day. I love how soft the velvet is and how festive it looks.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Ours was peaceful, filled with joy and as I am writing this, I can’t help but feel very grateful. Not everyone gets presents or can spend their Christmas at home. Two days before Christmas Eve, someone jumped under the train close to our village. We don’t talk about it but people do get depressed at Christmas.
I personally am not crazy about Christmas. It changed a bit since we have Chloe-Sofia and the attention concentrates on her. My love-hate relationship with Christmas has more to do with the fact that as a child I never received what I really wished for. I got excited when I was opening the present, hoping that I will discover Barbie doll, only to find a pair of sock, a sweater, book or another “practical” present. Christmas was irrevocably filled with disappointment.
Now when I see that not every child is as lucky as I was to receive something, have parents and a home, I find my “Christmas blues” childish. But how can we avoid that when Christmas has become an epitome of consumerism? How can we bring up our children so that they care about the atmosphere than the presents? Is it even possible?
I would love to hear your thoughts about it.
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