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My Christmas wishes to you

You may have noticed I didn’t post anything Christmas-related on this blog.

First of all, you’ll all know I don’t post very often anyway (naughty me!), but I also believe there were already so many Christmassy posts – with ‘gift ideas’ etc. – out there that I thought there was no point jumping on the bandwagon!

But this post is different, and it’s my way of wishing you a very Happy Christmas. I’m not the greatest fan of it, I suppose not that many people today see it as the religious celebration it originally was and I fear that people just associate it with packed shops and that pressure of buying gifts for your family, friends and sort-of friends.

I remember a few years ago, while in high school, I told two of my closest friends at the time that I thought we could save ourselves some money, and not bother buying anything for one another. I thought it totally made sense, in times of economic crisis, to save that money and avoid buying something none of us really needed. I can clearly remember how they looked at me – it was as if I had committed heresy! Clearly that wasn’t the outcome I’d hoped for but their presents have outlasted our friendship and they still sit somewhere at my parents’ house under a layer of dust.

Putting that little anecdote to one side. I really hope you’ll all receive what you asked for this Christmas. Above all, however, remember that the greatest gift you’ll ever have is love for yourself. I know it doesn’t sound as exciting as “I got the new iPhone 7”, but if you have it, the world is yours and nothing will compare to it.

Love yourself and love everyone around you, and nothing will ever reach that level. The second greatest gift is to have someone to love and who loves you, whether it’s your parents, your boyfriend or girlfriend, a member of your family or your loyal friends (one good friend is better than many lousy ones).

Also, at the risk of sounding more cynical, New Year’s resolutions tend not to last. A positive change in your life can come at any moment, it doesn’t need to happen on 1 January. But if there’s something new you want to do – to make you feel better or improve you as a person – do it right now. If you have the desire and determination, why not?!

I hope you all have a great festive season, that you get to share some time with all your loved ones and that you’ll find happiness in the simple things as well as what’s under your Christmas tree.

xxx

Silvia

  • Thanks Lucy! I wish you the same xx <3

  • I actually have been raised to not celebrate Christmas (or holidays in general) so it’s very normal for me to not post about it or get into the spirit, but I do enjoy seeing the lights, baking, and watching Christmas movies like Elf, The Holiday, and so on! I didn’t do any posts this year either, not only because it’s been difficult for me as of late but I guess I did not feel it this year. In my family there is no gift giving although when I was younger and when my Nonna was alive we would have our own family tradition called ‘Present Day’ where we would give each other gifts, that would happen around New Year’s (not to celebrate the New Year but everybody had the day off so it would work out). I’m just happy that my loved ones are healthy and I have them in my life, that’s really the best present that could be given to me.

    Your words are so true, loving yourself is a long process for some (me included) but you have the ability to spread love, and that includes for your parents, friends, bf/gf, and so on. I also don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, I don’t like to dictate standards to set for myself when I already am such a perfectionist and I think we should aim for daily things or personal ideals that we want, whether that is wanting to be a better person, getting better at playing piano, saving money for planning a trip for next year, etc, depends on the person. I think the thought about resolutions could be positive but the outcome is very negative, instead. You are in control of change, at least most times, and it shouldn’t be dictated to one part of the year.

    Wonderful post my dear! You inspired me and I hope that you will enjoy your weekend and the company of your loved ones. It’s been so wonderful to connect through IG and I hope 2017 will bring you happiness!

    xoxo
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    • Thanks Mika for your wise comment. I feel blessed to have healthy parents and family and this is all that matters. We are in control of our life, this is so true and we can make a change at any time. A big hug to you my dear, our Insta community and the virtual friendships I have made are priceless and i’m very grateful. xxx

  • I feel Christmas is definitely for love, happy times with good people around you, no matter who..and remembering those we’ve lost and miss, happy memories. Giving comes in many forms, you’re right it doesn’t have to be the latest whatever.
    Enjoy you’re time and a very merry Christmas to you too!
    H x

    • Thank you very much Heidi! Have a wonderful Christmas and time with your loved ones too xx

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    Merry Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful and festive holiday filled with love, laughter and good food. x

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