Re: I’ve Lost The Spirit Of Christmas

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Re: I’ve Lost The Spirit Of Christmas

First, I can totally relate to your feeling of Christmas becoming more commercialistic.

I have not actually been in a store for about a year. I s’pose if I was being totally honest, other than doctors’ appointments and a straight drive to and from my parents’ house I have not left my house(including yard).

I would have to say this is why my feelings regarding the commercialism has for the most pat disappeared. I know in my mind however it is still happening, probably even worse now a days.

Retailers of all types seem to force us into the Christmas season earlier and earlier each year. They do this by packing shelves with Christmas items. This automatically forces our thoughts in that holiday direction. In actuality they do this for every holiday.

Me on the other hand, lost the spirit of Christmas when my oldest son move in with this Dad about 8 years ago.

I had to make a great effort to be Christmasy after this as my youngest son was still here. I cannot begin to tell me how difficult this was.

Things got even worse for me when my youngest son moved in with his Dad about 6 years ago,

I absolutely refused to place any holiday item out. Sure I bought presents, but that was as far as it went. It was torture to even wrap the gifts.

Last year my husband felt like putting up a tree, but I refused anything big and fru fru. By this time I had been forced to ease myself off some major medications and find new doctors. Apparently, I had unknowns been extremely zombiefied. Now that I was off those medications I was more like the “old” me.

Suddenly my boys enjoyed being around me again and would lo me over and help me with things and hang around and visit when they were done. This lifted my spirits and I began to become more interested in life and Christmas again. However, we still only put up the small tree and I don’t put stuff out. The major thing is I enjoy making/purchasing, wrapping, and giving gifts again.

I will say it is nice to enjoy Christmas without feeling the commercialism. If I purchase gifts I order them online. I understand it is leaving the small business owners out of the mix, but it has to do what I am physically able to do.

I will say that a lot of the craft companies I order from are small Mom and Pop type business so I am doing my part in supporting them. If I don’t purchase a gift for someone I make their gifts. I also make my own Christmas cards to send out as I am sure you have probably seeen.

A whole different layer. I also understand your thinking of the people have lost their jobs and being adversely affected by this pandemic situation. I have thought of them many times thought this who time. For instance when I see car commercials or when I get spam calls trying to sell me something…..ugh.

Your also correct as during these times are when you can see a person’s true self appear. You also can see who is a true friend and who was an amazing actors or actress. With this enlightenment comes the disbelief at how we could not see someone’s true colors.

Not sure this will help the way your feeling or not. I guess I just decided to put in my 2¢ worth. Your title just stuck me, I was just not able to respond as quickly as desired.

Merry Christmas

I ❤️ love to hear your thoughts so please feel free to leave a comment , opinion, or feedback.

AS ALWAYS KEEP ON CRAFTING & LOVIN’ EVERY MINUTE! NO MATTER WHAT YOUR STYLE!…WHILE YOU AT IT ENJOY ANY WRITING OR OTHER PROJECTS YOU LOVE!

12 comments

  1. “Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” – Quote by Dr. Seuss

    Have a wonderful Christmas and joyous days ahead with warm laughter. Take care.

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  2. If someone felt the spirit of Christmas to begin with–say, by growing up with it–I wonder how often that spirit might be lost for sensible reasons. Harsh changes in the family could do that and understandably. What I appreciate is following through on how we might be made to feel–and getting help. It’s wonderful that in the course of time things might change that can’t be changed by oneself only, as in the return of family here. If I may say, I think that’s huge. Allowing ourselves to evolve is typically advantageous, I believe. So the change in feelings toward the commercial side of Christmas and adapting practices, too, allow for growth even in difficult ways (responding to the prompts of life that are often challenging as a true and often intrusive reality).

    I will spend Christmas mostly on my own, which is how my life has developed–forward or backwards, I’m uncertain. I hope this is a good day for all of us, all things considered.

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