Christmas is supposed to be cheerful, beautiful and fun. It’s supposed to be about being together and giving and spending time together. It’s supposed to be about a good time.
For most of us it is. But for some it’s not.
This time of the year is a very emotional time for many. It’s a difficult time for those who struggle and it’s a sad time for those of us who lost someone to those struggles.
Silent night. It’s one of the songs that comes to mind now, right? Well, how about silence? Do you experience it?
It’s something that I often think of when thinking back to how Christmas used to be in Switzerland. When I think of the nights fresh snow was falling. Because snow absorbs sound it really gets more quiet. But it’s more than that. It’s the way snow falls as well. If it’s not wet snow the snowflakes float to the ground rather than falling, don’t think so? Everything seems to be almost put into a slow motion mode.
And I believe that it effects you too.
Nothing better than a favorite Christmas present…
Christmas, for some reason, always was that time of the year I looked deep inside. The time you think about what’s going on in your life, what’s going on in the world. Maybe even the time to really take in what’s going on around you. This year is no different.
When I was a child Christmas was the time when everyone was hoping that there’s enough snow everywhere so people would spend their holidays in the town I lived, skiing. It was the time when business was supposed to start really picking up. A time everyone was really busy. So we usually celebrated on Christmas Eve and then again with my godmother on Christmas Day, again by having dinner there as everyone was working.
Look at all those wonderful decorations!
Merry Christmas everyone! Here are some of our Christmas decorations, some were taken in our house in Munich, others were taken in Munich at the Christmas market and during our travels in Singapore, the Philippines and the UK.
How does your neighborhood look at the moment? Are there many decorated houses? Do you like it? See here you have to go out and try to find decorated houses… There are not many around. So I thought to help me get in the Christmas spirit I might run a little Blog Challenge, the “Momma’s Christmas Decoration Challenge“.
It’s pretty simple. All you have to do is snap a picture of the house with the nicest decoration in your neighborhood. It can be your house too. Then write a post about it and link it back to this post. I will then reblog your post and at the end of the Challenge (right after Christmas) my readers will have the opportunity to vote for the best post. So how about it?
Here’s a pic of one of our decorations:
Another participant in my “Momma’s Christmas Decoration Challenge”. Love the lights. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Momma from a Momma’s View wrote a post about getting into the Christmas Spirit. She is having a Photo Challenge to see Christmas decorations from fellow bloggers. You can see the link below if you would like to participate.
I live in an older neighborhood. Very few of my neighbors decorate, myself included. But! my next door neighbor has small children so, they do decorate 🙂 Here is the picture.
OK the rules say to link back to the post and explain how Christmas decorations make you feel.
Here is the link to the post https://amommasview.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/share-a-little-bit-of-christmas-spirit/?c=22890#comment-22890
I think that decorations are kind of sweet. I enjoy seeing them. I really don’t understand why people do it but then again why not! 🙂
If you want to take part in Momma’s Christmas photo challenge follow the link and find the particulars!!
Look at this! A new award in my collection 🙂 How awesome is that? It feels like an early Christmas present. Thank you so much, Astrid, for nominating me for this award. It’s the perfect post to write today.