Without a doubt, Christmas is my favorite time of the year.
I love the snow in Colorado (but once Christmas is over I wish it would go away), the continuous Christmas music on the radio, the Christmas trees and lights, and of course, the cookies and egg nog. But more than all of that, I like the lightheartedness and good-will that Christmas seems to bring to everyone (yes, even to me).
My wife and I have a toddler, and this year he is finally starting to get excited for Christmas. His first two Christmases came and went without any major impact on his life, but this year he’s really beginning to embrace the holiday season. He wants me to read him Christmas books. He helped decorate our Christmas tree. He is looking forward to making a gingerbread house, and he is very excited for Santa to bring him presents. It’s wonderful to watch Christmas through a child’s eyes.
Christmas means different things to different people. Of course, not everyone celebrates Christmas, but for those who do I think the underlying theme is one of giving generously (be that presents, tips, or volunteering your time to help someone out) and wishing your family and friends holiday greetings. I admit, I’m a bit of a softie here. I can be as grumpy as the next guy, but I really like it when random people stop to wish you a Merry Christmas on the street. That happens quite often here in Colorado, and you can’t help but smile when it does.
So from everyone at DanMatt Media, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our clients, vendors, partners, and anyone else who is actually reading this blog post.