Whoa! I am reminded of this song every time Christmas comes. Giving gifts will always be a part of the Christmas celebration and no matter how simple or how small your gifts are, they are appreciated.
♫♫♪What can I give you this Christmas?
Something sparkling to go with your eyes
I’ll give you the light of the Yuletide star
From the cold December skies
What can I give you this Christmas?
Something soft like the sound of your name
I’ll give you the hush of the falling snow
As it settles to the ground”♪♫♪
Are you still excited receiving snail mails during the Christmas season? Do you feel that sudden leap of the heart when the doorbell rings and the postman delivers them? The lovely tradition of sending and receiving Christmas greeting cards has slowly been replaced by more advanced means like e-cards, video calls, Skype, Viber, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites. It is far easier to get in touch with friends and loved one nowadays via social media. Gone (or almost gone) are those Christmas greeting cards lovingly chosen for their amazing and beautiful messages and for their colorful designs. Hallmark cards are always the best when it comes to buying a good greeting card for all occasions. They have that lovely messages that fit every known celebration be it Christmas, birthday, christening and what not. They always have several designs meant to entice us to buy. Nowadays though, I noticed that the shelves in some bookstores only allot a small space for this .
I still enjoy and I am still excited receiving snail mails be it during Christmas or on ordinary days when I get lucky to get one instead of bills on utilities that I have to pay. My brother who lives in Tulsa religiously send us Christmas greeting cards every year, a picture of the family so you can practically compare how the kids have grown from the previous years. A friend who now lives in Canada still send me occasional letters with Christmas greetings, a sort of summary on what they did and where they went for vacation during the year. It is always nice to hear from them even if we regularly communicate via phone calls and through the free sites like Viber. As long as one has an internet connection, it is so easy to get in touch. One could not replace their physical presence though.
What can I give you this Christmas? My special thoughts and prayers go to all of you my online friends. May your Christmas celebration be a blessed and a happy one.