Happy December, everyone!
Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were just seguing from steamy summer to crisp fall, receiving that one early Christmas catalog in your mailbox and laughing smugly at it, saying, “Yeah, sure…like I would ever look at anything Christmas-related before December!” Well, it’s December. Deal with it. Alright, that was harsh. What we really want to say is, “Happy December, fellow Northlanders!” Okay, that’ll work. Now, let’s get into some thoughts.
December is the only month where one holiday dominates the entire 31-day calendar. We slurpily sip peppermint flavored hot chocolate, sentimentally watch endearing Christmas movies, and joyfully belt out inspirational carols throughout the month to celebrate one day at the end of it. Pretty remarkable, isn’t it? Well, not when you consider the grandiosity of the event that we commit ourselves to celebrating…the birth of Joy, Life, and Hope itself. In our humble opinion, that’s something worth celebrating joyously!
To be honest, we here at Spirit Bay are major fans of Christmas. To us, there’s nothing more delightful than strolling in on a brisk Christmas Eve, thick bursts of swirling frost exploding from your nostrils, cheeks scarlet with cold, and settling into a cozy house, enjoying the vibrant lights of the season and partaking in the multifaceted euphoria that make this incredible holiday what it is. Truly, “the holiday” is just too dull of a synonym for this time of year. Let us celebrate sincerely blessings now and for every Christmastime to come.
Well, we haven’t even brushed the surface of what we have to say as we head into December, but we’re going to have to wrap it up for today so you can go wrap up your newly-bought gifts. So goodbye for now, and remember: Christmas Joy is all around. You just have to look for it and feel its tangible blessings surrounding you during the season and always.
Are you looking for some ideas about the ultimate Christmas (joy) bucket list, here are a couple of freebies we found on Pinterest to get you started: