I just found a mix CD that Anja made for me last year for my birthday, but I never really listened to it properly. So I'm currently enjoying the sounds of Kate Bush, Coco Rosie and Nancy Sinatra - who needs Christmas music?
Yesterday I delivered cards to some of the family, and I'm hoping I didn't forget too many people. I ran into my cousin's husband, who told me that they deliver their cards on the 24th, which somehow convinced me that everyone does that, and I was an idiot for not doing so... Hello, seasonal anxiety, where did you come from?
Anyway, I came home and Ross informed me that I was a dork for worrying about it, which I was, of course! A couple of people came by with cards yesterday, so it obviously isn't a sacred tradition here to only deliver cards on Christmas eve. And even if it were, who cares? I don't think anyone will get angry at me for giving them a a card on the incorrect day...
I think the worrying was probably to do with Christmas traditions -
Henry is eighteen months old, so he's almost at the point where he'll
start remembering things, and I want him to have awesome fun memories of the holidays! But I think my awesome fun memories are more to do with people, rather than particular activities.
So my message for anyone else feeling bad holiday feelings: as long as you're not hurting anyone, you're probably not doing Christmas wrong. And worrying about it will suck the fun out of everything and defeat the whole purpose, so, you know, don't.
Aaaaand that's my upbeat Christmas post! Hope you guys enjoy the holidays, if you're celebrating them, and I'll no doubt update with a million photos of Henry and his million presents!