Why Christmas isn’t only about presents│Blogmas 2017

Why Christmas isn’t only about presents│Blogmas 2017

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So day two of Blogmas it is. This is a collab MyGirlBlogger (she is amazing and if you haven’t already, go check her out, seriously what have you been doing with your life?)! And we decided to talk about ‘why Christmas isn’t only about presents’.

Now, yeah, I get it. Christmas is the time of the year where we all give and get presents, decorate our houses and eat a lot of chocolate. But in my opinion, it’s also SO much more!! I live in Switzerland (if you didn’t know that, I repeat, what are you doing with your life?) and I’ve literally got family all over the world (hello grandparents of mine who live on the other side of the world!). And we don’t see each other often, about twice a year to be precise. Christmas is one of them. It’s the time of year where we all get together and have an amazing time.

Everyone’s happy! We smile stupidly at the smell of fresh baked cookies, charities give away presents to the poor, money is raised for good causes and people who live far away get to see their family (well not all of them but a few).

But I feel that today, Christmas has become a HUGE marketing excuse (or whatever you call it, I’m sure you know what I mean). All the decoration, all the presents, all the plastic trees, all the lights, everything! I get it, plastic Christmas trees last longer but just DON’T buy a tree in November!!!! We tend to forget that we’re celebrating the birth of Jesus. Wherever I go, I see a bunch of useless stuff being sold for the ‘Christmas season’. Sure it’s nice to decorate but in the last years, I think it’s becoming more and more ridiculous.

I think Christmas should be more about family and laughter than things, presents, plastic trees.

All of this is my opinion, I won’t hate you if you disagree😂.

So what do you think? What’s Christmas to you?

XOXO, Rosie🎄

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15 Comments

  1. 3rd December 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I didn’t know you lived in Switzerland, wow!! But i totally agree, people are way too materialistic these days that they think the main meaning of Christmas is presents, it should be more about family!

    • 3rd December 2017 / 6:18 pm

      Yess! Agreed!! Thanks so much for reading!! xx

  2. 3rd December 2017 / 6:40 pm

    I agree totally! Christmas should be about family and gifts should have meaning behind them, not just ‘look I spent X amount of money on you to show I cared’! 🙂 x

    • 3rd December 2017 / 6:41 pm

      Yeah exactly!! Thanks so much for reading!

  3. 3rd December 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Oh my gosh I so agree- Christmas has become such a marketing excuse to sell you all sorts of tat !! Love this post, so different to lots of others <3 😀

    • 3rd December 2017 / 10:49 pm

      Aww thanks! It means so much to me! xx

  4. 3rd December 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Omg I know! People are being blinded by the fact you have to apparently spend money to have a lovely, cosy time which is completely WRONG! Plastic trees are just the funniest things I have ever heard of hahah XD It was lovelyy collabing xxx

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    • 3rd December 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Agreed! When I see someone with this sparkly pink tree, I just die a little XD And yes! It was amazing!! xxx

  5. 4th December 2017 / 12:20 am

    Loved this it was such a good post and has a lot of meaning behind it and I agree 100% also it’s so cool that you live in Switzerland! xx

    • 4th December 2017 / 6:34 am

      Aww thank you so so so much!!! And thanks! Yeah it’s pretty cool! xx

  6. 4th December 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Christmas means family to me. I love spending time with them and I rather have no presents then missing the time with them xx

    • 4th December 2017 / 7:01 pm

      Saaame! Thanks so much for reading! xxx

  7. 4th December 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more about Christmas turning into a marketing sham. For me, Christmas is about the birth of my savior- Jesus Christ! Great post… followed.❤️☃️ —https://emilyryannblogblog.wordpress.com/

    • 5th December 2017 / 6:38 pm

      Aww thank you so so much! xxxx

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