Today I found myself looking around and realized there is no tree up, no lights hung from the eaves, and no presents wrapped for the morning frenzy. I didn’t stand in line for the latest gadgets or spend a hundred dollars on wrapping paper and tape. This year we didn’t seek to embellish in the ordinary traditions. I sincerely hope you are not offended as we are striving to find a real meaning to your tradition beyond the commercialization Christmas.
I want you to know that in the past I have done all these things, even yelling at the string of lights which twist and tangle. I have followed normal protocols in shopping, cards, and baking. And every year I am even more exhausted by time the day comes.
We are taking a stand for christmas this year and creating a different ideal. Less stuff to fill closets and more laughter, love, and handmade food. We hope you understand, Christmas, and our relationship will dive deeper into the spirit of love.