12/19/10 10:25 am - CHRISTMAS
I love and don't like this season.
My biggest dislike...is the materialism of it all. Why all the need for gifts? Why all the pressure to buy the perfect gift? I don't like it.
I love traditions. I love baking christmas themed cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc. I love the colors. I love the lights. I love the neighborhoods all lit up and decorated in Christmas decor. I love walking into a store and being bombarded with the smell of faux cinnamon and apples or some wintery smell. I love putting up the tree and decorating it. I love sending and receiving christmas cards. I love tamales because this is the perfect time to make and eat them. I love Christmas songs! And last but not least, I love Christmas movies, especially the animated Rankin Bass claymation ones.
Yes. This season truly has my heart. But not my wallet. I will be content not receiving any gifts. As long as I can sing some carols or listen to them, or watch The Nutcracker (the ballet, not the movie), and bake to my happy little hearts content, I will be fulfilled. This Christmas and every Christmas :)