One of the things that has always struck me funny about Christmas in the USA,
is that the majority of people put their tree up so early,
but then, right after Christmas day is over,
everything is taken down so quickly.
There is actually a song about the 12 Days of Christmas.
That would be the 12 days after Christmas.
We like to celebrate Advent throughout the month of December.
Advent means "coming",
the coming of Jesus to earth as a baby.
Then the 12 days after Christmas is to celebrate the birth and
ultimately the arrival of the 3 Wise men
that brought gifts to Jesus.
Today in other parts of the world,
is when the children receive their stocking.
And so we carry the tradition on.
The excitement as the children pulled things out of their stockings.
Fruit, chocolate, nuts and stickers for our children.
Just like the good ole' days of when I was growing up.
We will be taking down the tree this weekend,
"take the Christmas decorations down Party".
So, party on.