Our city has a beautiful display of Christmas lights at our village hall. Everytime we get a chance we drive by to see them. The little ones love the lights outlining rudolph and santa’s sleigh and christmas trees and the list goes on and on. We have one family in our village that has a lighted display of Christmas lights all through the season. They have a big yard and plenty of room to display these decorations. I always think of the work that must go into putting on such a display for everyone to see. They always have cars lined up in the street to view the beautiful lights that they have worked so hard on. I have to smile when I think how much these people must love Christmas. I think the Christmas season brings out the best in all of us. We are more generous and loving during this season than at any other time of the year. I really wish that we could keep the spirit of Christmas going all through the year.
In the evening we love getting in the car and riding around the neighborhood looking at all the holiday decorations. Sometimes we venture to other communities near us to see their light displays. I can just imagine going to one of the big cities and seeing their decorations up close.
One of my favorite memories when I was a little girl was going to see the lights downtown. I can remember my uncle coming over to our house and picking up my grandma and me and taking us to see all the lights. All these years later and I’ve never forgotten that wonderful time. I think this is what Christmas is about. Enjoying family and friends and doing fun things together. The big department stores used to have Christmas scenes in their large display windows and each year the theme would change. When I think back a lot of planning must have gone into these wonderful Christmas scenes but when I was little all I knew was that they were beautiful. Looking through the window at the holidays scenes was exciting. Not only for me but everyone around.
I know everyone is busy during this time of year but if you get a chance take your family and friends out to see the lights. It would be fun to make an evening of it and come home and make some hot chocolate with whipped cream and some sweet sugar cookies. The little ones would love it. Christmas only comes once a year and there are so many fun activities we can do. Seeing the lights is one of the best. The warmth and love that will be all around will make memories that will last a life time. I know mine have and I’m still busy making new memories. Merry Christmas!