Of course, it’s easy to see some of the ones that will come later on. Infant’s First Christmas is an obvious one when we start having kids…and you know how children love Christmas! But we’ll presumably also purchase more ornaments as we travel so that the tree can serve as a token of the things we’ve done together.
It always seems as if there are two contending versions of Christmas: the good old one praising family and the introduction of Jesus Christ, and the secular version that starts around mid-September, which is about commercialism. I love Santa and giving gifts as much as anybody – truth be told, I frequently start my Christmas shopping in pre-fall, when I see something that a relative might want – but it’s always important to recall the genuine significance of Christmas, and be close to those we love.