I hate Christmas!
Well, not “hate”, but rather “strongly dislike”.
LATER EDIT: Ok, fine. I’m being overly dramatic. I don’t hate it, but I strongly dislike it.
LATER EDIT 2: Maybe this year I don’t dislike it as strongly as other times
Because this year I am actually excited at the thought that I’m going to buy gifts for all #theMoffice.
I’ve never done it before, it was either money or gifts for no reason, never a DEDICATED CHRISTMAS GIFT!! But somehow, after a very, very long time, I can now firmly state that (with all its good and bad times), I feel more than ever that I have an adopted/adoptive (not quite sure about the appropriate word yet!) family. Maybe because my natural family passed through a really rough patch these last months, I got to better understand that being you own support system is sometimes not enough. Very important, but not always enough. I got a better grasp of the importance of friends, and how being a flamboyance of flamingos helps the psyche when you go through hardships or even hit rock bottom.
Christmas shopping with the #MOffice. #ThisIsUs
So no Grinch this year. And exactly like the storyteller said about the Grinch, I feel like my heart grew.I just hope it’s not cardiomegaly (forever paranoid).
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
I got it that Christmas is about that warm feeling in your stomach and heart that tells you to buy your loved ones a small token of your appreciation. It’s like giving them a piece of your heart. (I wonder if Voldemort was not crudely misunderstood and the Horcruxes were actually a gift to his loved ones that he didn’t know how to properly communicate/he took giving-a-piece-of-your-soul too literally. I will put this on my “To Investigate” list.)
I’m getting side tracked (as per usual). What I wanted to get at is that these gifts usually come from aa store/shop/boutique/mall/online shop and it took the personality out of it, at least that’s how I understood it. But this Christmas I plan to gift them goodies that I’ve tried and tested myself.
Ok, fine, I admit, I might still pass all these things through my personal filter, I mean, I am a beauty addict and I want to gift them beauty products or cool perfumes. It’s chic-er than a candle or a Christmas-y blouse, wouldn’t you say? And they have special offers until the 17th of December.
Ok, you caught me, I took the title from this article from Aoro by Notino‘s campaign, #BiggerChristmas. But you know what? It actually stroke a chord in me! This campaign and this title. Because it made me think and realize that this year, this year is actually a much more bigger Christmas for me. Because this year I realized I do have a perfect family!