Christmas pretty much fizzled out to nothing when my family of origin broke up. I do remember it as a source of merriment beyond just consumerism in my childhood. It had feeling and celebration, and I miss that.
Now that I have my own little family, I am reviving a new kind of ritual in the Yule/ Secular Christmas tradition, focused on food, decoration and a celebration of peace and gratitude. No money for presents, so none of the related hassles, but a certain little longing to gather up shiny quality things
like bright wool, jingle bells...but no budget for it. I am ranting against all the illusions of abundance that make me feel lacking and longing for things I do not have!
But I am raving about the revival of a spirit of the season for me, and looking forward to what we create this year. I think I will start a Holiday planner/ scrapbook too, and that's super fun for me.
Anyone else have a holiday season rant/ rave?
Edited by bruna - 11/27/13 at 2:50pm