Then when it’s all over, the pleasure of a hot cup of tea and something comforting to have with it!
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That’s definitely the best time for me! I like to give, pleasurable, yummy treats at Christmas, treats especially home made if possible.
Fruit cake, shortbread, chocolate cookies, some savoury as well, cheese and chive biscuits, relishes, jams, pickles and then a lovely variety of different tea blends, some perhaps never tried before to sip and relax and contemplate the days end.
I love the decorative colours of Christmas, the sumptuous reds and golds, greens with red and gold, strong purples, brilliant, sometimes iridescent blues, with the backdrop of gold! Just Wonderful.
The eye is drawn to beautifully wrapped packages, do you unwrap yours with excitement, a touch of, gosh I just need to see what is hidden within! With the splendour of the wrapping, the colours, once again full of the opulence of Christmas leads to much more of the need, to see what lies beneath!
Or do you appreciate the beautiful, elegant wrapped gift, resplendent with the colours of Christmas and just wish to save that ribbon, the paper, the tiny little figure that is attached to the Christmas Greeting!
Yes, either way is perfect, but the later, can give us wonderful saved memories, and also the opportunity to recycle! What our eyes have enjoyed prior to opening our wondrous gift, can then give pleasure to someone else while we look on, enjoying the delight in their eyes, as they devour the recycled splendour, of ribbon and paper!
The colours of Christmas, where did they originate from?
To my mind it must go back to the Biblical Magi, the Three Wise Men or Kings, following the Mysterious light/ Star and carrying their gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, as gifts to the Infant Child.
The red and green of Christmas, perhaps in the winter months of the Northern Hemisphere, evergreen holly seemed like a promise of spring and of course the red berries of the holly added to this, it was brought into homes to protect and bring good luck and so became a part of a celebration of the festive season.
The Best of Christmas, is the Contentment of a Cup of Tea, the taste of something Comforting and Peacefulness at Days End!