Today’s guest post is from the lovely Chantelle from Mama, Mummy, Mum who amazes me with 4 beautiful girls and a hubby in tow I really don’t know how she fits in time to blog too!
What Does Christmas Mean To You?
I’m sure you have all noticed by now that Christmas will soon be here.
Queue the panic of many people over just where they are going to get the money from to buy all these presents that seem to have become a Christmas tradition in their own right.
Now I am usually part of this crowd. Not only worrying about the cost of things but about just how many presents I need to buy.
You must know what I’m talking about, I always look at the piles of presents once I think I’ve finished all my purchasing and I always end up thinking that it doesn’t look like I’ve bought enough and then proceed to going out and buying more.
However this year my eldest daughter really got me thinking. When I asked her what she was most looking forward to the most about Christmas she said, “spending time with my family”, this answer came from a seven year old and you know what when I sat down and thought about it, I couldn’t agree more.
For me, the meaning of Christmas seems to have got lost underneath the piles of presents, the decorations and the lashings of food. These are all very enjoyable but it wouldn’t be half as much fun if you didn’t have your family around to celebrate this time with you, it is after all these people that create all those wonderful moments for you to remember.
Having said all this I will of course still be buying presents, I do love to see people’s faces when they open up their gifts but this year I am going back to basics, I’ve set myself a budget, I have being buying a lot items preloved/ second hand and I have also being making a few of my own gifts too.
I want my children to learn to be grateful for whatever they receive regardless of the cost or size of something.
I don’t want to look back at Christmas anymore and only remember how much money I’ve spent because lets face it our poor bank balances are usually left feeling rather unhealthy by the end of December!!
So the meaning of Christmas to me is time spent with loved ones creating everlasting memories.
What does Christmas mean to you?
Why not pop over and tell Chantelle what Christmas means to you, at Mama, Mummy, Mum