Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas and the Family

It is one of the much awaited days of the year for most families around the world - Christmas, a celebration of the

birth of Jesus and a time for joy and sharing of blessings to others. Families are busy preparing for the coming

holidays. Decorating the home with Christmas decors and lights, buying gifts, decorating the Christmas tree, planning

for a delicious dinner are just some of things that they as this season is fast approaching.

Christmas day is also a perfect time for family reunion. Members of the family and relatives from near or far meet

together to celebrate and keep the ties that bond them. Giving Christmas presents and playing some

games are also parts of the celebration. The reunion helps families to get in touch with their extended

families by having a good conversation while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate or tea that beats the freezing

temperature of winter.

On the other hand, there are people who are spending Christmas away from their family. However, through the help of technology, family members can still share some moment and exchange greetings with their loved ones. Giving a call is the most common and effective way of sending greetings to others. In fact,

phone lines are getting busy and congested during Christmas Eve. Internet also plays an important role in family

communication. Through chatting and electronic greeting cards, families from anywhere in the world can greet their loved ones who live in other part of the globe.

For split family, Christmas is still there to share some happy moments. The son or daughter will go to his/her dad and mom’s place to join the celebration. It could be tough for some people to stay with someone they see very little, but

Christmas can break the barrier that separates parents to their children. Because of Christmas, families can set aside their problems and spend some good time with their kids.

Indeed, Christmas is a time for family. It is a wonderful time to have bonding moments and show the love and care to

one another. And whatever the family has, the true spirit of Christmas is always there to give hope and happiness.