If you didn’t read that in the voice of that little kid at the beginning of ‘I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday’, then you have failed me. However, it’s Christmas, so I guess you’re forgiven. This time. Anyway, Christmas is literally one of my favourite days in the year, and I’m buzzing with energy and excited and ahhhh I just wish all of you the best day in the world.
I have so many people say that they like the spirit but not the day. For them, after the atmosphere and the build up, the day itself becomes a disappointment. I choose to look at it with more of a silver lining that that. You have to look at it realistically. In almost any circumstance, if you spend a long time building up to something, of course the final event will fall a little flat. You’ve placed it on such a high pedestal that it has no chance. I choose not to look at Christmas like that.
For the last 3 or 4 years, I have done nothing but chill with my immediate family on Christmas Day. My sister and I get up ridiculously early, wake up our parents, head downstairs to open presents, and then the rest of the day is just food and relaxing. Nothing particularly eventful happens, just hanging out as a family and being happy. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I spend a lot of time planning and preparing gifts, and I love seeing the results of that. Honestly, I get more excited for the reactions from other people than the gifts I get myself. I love my family, and I love the cosy feeling of Christmas Day. I want to help my mum cook food, and snuggle under a blanket watching movies, and play with whatever I get on Christmas day. Christmas has yet to disappoint me. And I love it with all my heart.
See, this is where I’m stuck. If you’ve been following me since the start of December, you will know that I’ve been partaking in Blogmas and have posted everyday since the 1st December. Blogmas ends on the 25th which means that it’s finished now. However, since starting this blog, I have partaken in 12 Days of Blogging, which consisted of daily blogging for the 12 days after Christmas. Granted, I did this instead of Blogmas. However, it’s what I started with, and so I feel a weird sort of commitment to it.
The issue is, as I’ve done Blogmas this year, it will mean 36 days of posting in a row. Not only does this seem quite draining creativity wise for me, but also, you must be completely sick of me by now. I don’t know, I’m not sure yet. But also, I’m writing this post on the 31st August, so by the time you’re reading this, I’ve probably already made a decision. Or I could be avoiding it like I avoid all my responsibility… That’s more likely if I’m being honest.
*UPDATE* Hey, it’s Jasmine from Christmas Eve. The daily posting most definitely stops here. I’m done. It was a struggle. I’ll be back in January.
I thought so too. I’m glad you agree.
At the moment, no. However, there will be soon. Towards the end of the year I tend to get really retrospective and re-evaluate where my blog is going, so expect a post on that in the distant future. For now, I’ve pretty much said what I needed to say. Blogmas was… an experience I’m glad that I did it. However, it had a lot of struggles, which I detail here. Now, all that’s left to say is Merry Christmas to those who support it, and I wish you the best day!
Hope you have an amazing day, regardless of whether you’re celebrating Christmas or not! Now, I’m off to open some presents and eat my weight in stuffing.
Lots of love,
Hey, I'm Jasmine Burke. A girl in her twenties fresh out of Uni that's trying to write in any way that she can. I go under the branch of "lifestyle" but honestly, you can find pretty much anything on here.