Well it’s Christmas Eve but this is my final day of Blogmas and I am overwhelmed with a sense of pride because of what I’ve done this month, I failed blogmas last year, I got to Day 12 and forgot about it and I approached this year a little bit relaxed and not taking it too seriously and the organisation on this was insane. (ssshhh I started baking on Halloween)
I don’t fuss over numbers/views/comments on my blog because it’s not why I do it but during the month of December by views alone have tripled which I can’t believe so I want to thank everyone who has took a trip onto my little corner of the internet and read/liked/commented on my blog, it is hugely appreciated.
So yes tomorrow is Christmas Day, is anyone out there still got a few pressies to buy or have given up with the mentality ‘if I haven’t found you something yet, you’ve not meant to get anything’ hahaha that’s a bit cruel right? But seriously we all have to buy for that person who is just impossible to shop for!
I do want this blog post to have some body to it so I want to talk about something that I think is really important – The True Meaning of Christmas.
Now a few days ago I read a blog post about other cultural/religions and how they celebrate this holiday, this December month holds many celebrations, of many things across a lot a different religions. Well this blog post basically said if are not religiously celebrating what your religion celebrates during this month you are ignorant. Basically, you celebrate the birth of Jesus which is a Christian thing to do but you decorate a tree which is a Pagan thing to do. Without taking into consideration about any religion.
This made me a little angry because I don’t have to be religious to celebrate Christmas and I’m not ignorant to other religions just because I celebrate it the way I do. I feel like the majority that celebrate Christmas do it because guess what IT’S CHRISTMAS!
Now onto the true meaning which I think this one blogger clearly doesn’t see, TOGETHERNESS, Every single religion I googled and asked my internet what do they celebrate, we all have one thing in common, one thing that connects each celebration.
Christians come TOGETHER to celebrate the birth of Jesus, Pagans come TOGETHER and decorate their trees, the Jewish come TOGETHER to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Whatever religion there is that celebrates something during the month of December, even the non religious, we are coming TOGETHER.
And I think that’s the true meaning of Christmas. If you feel like I’m wrong, I have a few candy canes left where I think I know where you can shove. Hahaha
Now I’ve delivered a bit of a deep piece to this post, I want to now make it a little lighter.
This year started for a bit of a mess, mentally and I was a little lost on to how I wanted my year to go, but one thing stayed true and one thing helped me stay on track of the sane, the blogging community, which ultimately is you whoever is reading this. I felt like my blog was drying up so half way through the year I made the jump to WordPress which has been a game changer. I feel more confident about my content and with that, that’s helped me create more.
I know I’ve already said this but I would like to thank each and every one of you who have read my blog, you have no idea really how great it feels when you know your words are being received by like minded people and even stranger, a shout out to my mother-in-law and my own mother who reads these. Haha.
I can’t wait to dive into 2018 for my blog, I have so much planned that I can’t wait to share and I don’t think I would have been able to get to this point without all the incredible friendships that have formed in this blogging community. There are too many to name but you all know who you are and (I’ll finished now) I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, I truly do and a Happy New Year.
As always Peace & Love