I absolutely love Christmas! As an expat family, we have no family in the country, so we have an amazing family festival of love and happiness and sharing and just hanging out together. Just the three of us.
We’ve started a few family traditions, like watching Love Actually whilst finishing up the wrapping for Santa. Feasting on seafood and Champagne on Christmas Eve. Feasting on smoked salmon scrambled eggs with more Champagne for breakfast. Spending the day watching new movies, eating Christmas comestibles, playing with new toys. Feasting on barbecued beef rib and pigs in blankets and salads and roasted vegetables and other deliciousness. Saving a little room for a Christmas pudding supper.
We are not religious in any way, shape or form. I’ve had discussions over the years with people who are religious. Some of these people have become quite upset when sharing their views that Christmas is for Christians and if you’re not celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ then you have no right to celebrate.
This seems very un-Christian to me. Surely if you are religious, then Christmas is a religious festival. If you’re not religious, then it is a legislated public holiday with themes of love and family, giving and sharing good food and good company.
Our Christmas isn’t religious but it is about love and sharing and giving and helping others in need. I call Christmas the Family Festival of Love. Don’t you think that hits a few of the Christian tenets? My Christmas is about respect. I respect that you choose to believe in whatever you choose to believe in. I think I deserve the respect returned. To do otherwise is just not in the spirit of Christmas.
Whatever your beliefs, I believe I would like the take the opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I’m thrilled with our lovely little Kimba Likes community and I thank each and every one of you for your gorgeous comments and interactions.
Kimba Likes Christmas | Holiday Hours
One of the reasons I chose to direct my efforts into working as a full time Editor, Stylist and Consultant at Kimba Likes is that I want to be there for my Blokefolk and be a wife and mother. One who is present.
With that in mind, I’m officially on holidays from Thursday 19 December. I plan to post two-three times per week, sharing some of our holiday adventures, shopping finds I think you need to know about, and my fashion and beauty experiments. Plus anything else that takes my fancy!
Kimba Likes will return to normal programming when Boyo returns to school in late January 2014. I still can’t believe I’m the mother of a very nearly Year 5 student!
Lots of love
Very Merry Christmas and a Fabulous New Year
xxx Kimba xxx