And it’s amazing how much just a few decorations and a few wrapped packages do to make our whole apartment feel more Christmasey.
Every other Christmas I’ve ever experienced (that’s 30 Christmases) has been preceded by at least one snowstorm, at least one experience of shovelling, or at least one experience of feeling really cold.
This year, really cold happened in June, July, and August.
And now it’s starting to get really nice.
The weather’s getting sunny, people are out jogging early in the morning, and flowers are in full bloom.
So it’s been difficult to have an experience of feeling Christmas or Christmastime.
But this box which arrived with wrapping paper and bows (and handwriting I recognize because it’s been on tags since my very first Christmases), has suddenly brought Christmas to our New Zealand apartment.
And I’m excited to see what’s inside the wrapping paper, and even more excited to have packages to open on Christmas.
I’m such a little kid.
(Thank-you for sending the box of presents!)