Advent is over, tomorrow is Christmas Eve! We enjoyed the Advent time a lot. Surprisingly, Ella was not sick this year, so instead of only baking and decorating, we enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere outside. We visited exhibitions of nativity scenes, the museum in Prerov nad Labem, we donated some food to dog and cat shelters during the event at the castle in Brandys nad Labem and for the first time, Ella joined us to walk around the Prague Downtown in the evening and she was excited. Regarding the Christmas traditions and preparations for Christmas, we were just doing what makes us happy. Yes, we baked some Christmas sweets, but just to smell it around. Yes, we decorated a gingerbread, but just to please ourselves and friends. Yes, we even made small Christmas decorations, but just because it makes us happy to light them when it is getting dark. Yes, we sent a few postcards, because it is nice. Our Christmas gallery follows.
To be honest, Christmas is not my favourite holiday. The more someone pushes me to be cheerful and happy, the more I am not. Last year, despite of happy faces on social networks, in magazines and commercials, I allowed myself to be absolutely unhappy due to certain circumstances. And it was ok at all. Nor tomorrow, time does not stop and it will be a day like any other. Time for all emotions without remorses.
I wish you to find a time to stop and think ....