It is now Christmas Day and we wish you a wonderful day filled with love, laughter and friendship.
If you’re in a heat wave like us, remember to drink plenty of water and stay cool.
I remember we stayed on the ground floor of a big apartment and we had a fake fireplace. I wondered how Santa got in to bring us our presents. Then I sat at the window thinking he is magic, he can do anything and he has brought me awesome presents today!
Right then I looked into the sky and say the him and the reindeer flying across the horizon and I just felt all warm inside. Now that I am older I know more, but I still swear that is what I saw.
It is now Christmas morning, kids across Australia are waking up to find their Santa stocking and check out what is under the tree so it’s time for everyone at Love Santa to wish you a…
Have a great day with lots of laughs and love!
I read a story about some men in Brisbane who are making toys for kids in Africa. Just little wooden blocks and trucks, but for kids who are sick in a poor place so usually just play with blown up gloves which is too sad.
Even nicer, some nurses from Brisbane are taking the toys to Africa and giving them straight to kids’ hands on Christmas morning – not just sending a brown box.
Smile from young nurses with gifts and things to teach local nurses will make a lovely Christmas so me gratitude to retired men and nurses if that ok.
I just came across this thought in a magazine (Your Child in Banyule & Nillumbik to be precise) and loved it:
one of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the lounge room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.
I love that mess (especially compared to the mess my kids usually make…) all the wrapping paper and packaging strewn across the floor, new clothes, books and toys scattered around, topped off with tinsel and decorations around the room. It evokes happy feelings of sharing and giving, and its bright and colourful. Love it!
I never clean it up before we go out for Christmas lunch, and generally leave it for Boxing Day (isn’t that the point of Boxing Day anyway??) Does that make me unusual?
How much do you dress up for Christmas Day? Is it a special occasion you get a new outfit for or choose your best clothes in advance? Maybe you have a casual day with the family and wear whatever you grab from the drawer that morning?
I can’t say I buy something new for Christmas Day, but I certainly do my best to look nice and consider dressing up to be part of the celebration (that is, making it a day out of the ordinary).
All my family dresses nicely, if not in their ‘good clothes’, but a couple of my in laws are much more casual (everyday t-shirts and shorts) which surprised me the first year or so. Having said that, they are neat and clean, and I don’t think they have dressy clothes for other occasions either so it works for them and no one seems to mind.
As a kid, we spent half the day on the beach so we mostly wore our good clothes there and then wore bathers!
Do you find that your entire family dresses to the same ‘code’? Does it matter to anyone on the day?