What does Christmas mean to you? How do you celebrate it? Tell me about your best Christmas and worse Christmas.
I'm an atheist and I have been this way for more than 15 years...but I always had a soft spot for Christmas. I think it''s because it remembers me of childhood..it makes me feel happy. I remember how I would spend hours and hours drawing pictures for Santa although I stopped believing in Santa when I was 5 because I had discovered that my uncle was the one dressed as Santa( He was wearing his silver watch and tartan pants and these two items made me realize that it was him).
I do not celebrate Christmas as the birth of Christ and please don't judge me..But I love Christmas traditions,Christmas trees and decorations, Christmas Carols, snow etc. I like how the city is decorated during winter holidays. It makes me feel like a little child again. I like how you can hear carols everywhere and how every shop/mall decorates every corner. I like giving and receiving gifts. I like hearing children caroling on Christmas Eve while mom is baking Christmas goodies.
I also noticed that people tend to be nicer in this period of the year. As a personal opinion you don't have to be religious and you don't need a holiday to be nice. You can be a good person any time of the year. Nothing stops you from doing random acts of kindness and helping others.
Another think I observed about Christmas is that there are people who don't like it (and that's fine). I think that everyone has the right to like or dislike something.
I usually spend Christmas with my fiancee, family and friends. The 3 'F'-s
. We gather and decorate a huge Christmas tree and drink mulled wine.
I can't think of a best Christmas because I've had many. This year will be the 7th Christmas I spend with my fiancee. Seems like a long time since our first Christmas together. I'll be meeting with him and my friends and decorate a Christmas tree, do some Christmas shopping and feel good and happy.
The worst Christmas I had was in 1997 right after my father killed himself. This ruined us mentally and financially. We lost our home, we didn't have any money..mom had to leave to find work in another city. I remember that it was a very grim and silent Christmas because it happened 2 weeks after dad died.
Tell me your Christmas stories
Sorry I've been so inactive. Notes and comments had piled up. It's hard to keep track and reply to each one. I'll be back in 2 weeks. I miss drawing and posting.
Hope you are all ok.
* Winter related artworks I've made since I've been on D.A.