No Holiday Po-Po…..Really!

8 Dec

Day 332

12/7/12

Hey Elle, in the midst of the holiday season people get frenzied with shopping for gifts, decorating their homes (some more than others as in the case of Cristina Aguilera; does she need 6 themed trees?), and preparing great meals for family and friends. There’s also  are tons of ideas for how to best do the holidays and a lot of information of the etiquette of the season. In every magazine I read, there is a section devoted to “how to” do everything from give gifts properly to whether or not to send your Jewish friends Christmas cards. I say, bah humbug to the all the rules. Can we just enjoy the holiday and spend it however we want….doing whatever we want, with compassion and warmth in our hearts?  Today a Jewish friend of mine told she loves Christmas music and carols and loves to sing along. She said it like she was indulging in a guilty pleasure. I assured her there was no holiday police and she laughed and said, “it’s ok, I just don’t sing the parts with Jesus Christ our Lord in it.” That works for me! This holiday, let’s all JUST DO IT….OUR OWN WAY! I love the way you’ve been celebrating so far! Your Erica, E-Out! PS. For the record, if you send a non-Christian a Christmas card,  according to an article in Real Simple magazine, they will not be offended but  instead, just touched you thought of them….duh!

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