Christmas Celebrates Celebrating

By: Walker Wild

Christmas is about celebrating! Wait, before you consider my argument to be shallow and one-dimensional, let me explain. The popularity of Christmas has enabled merchants and artists to provide consumers with the resources necessary to celebrate Christmas the right way. And by "the right way", I mean in the way that best suits the consumer. Some folks love the spirit of Christmas, others the presents, others the chance to decorate and show up their neighbors. Some love it all! Whatever the reason, Christmas provides an endless amount of channels for celebration. It's up to you to understand and employ the opportunities and trends that best suit your method of celebrating.

Similar to the way that you shop for presents based on what you think the recipient will want (hopefully most of us shop this way), you can also spend time considering your favorite things about Christmas and plan it according to what you want. Do you want to throw a classy Christmas party? Send out some classy Christmas party invitations, buy white Christmas lights, maybe a Frank Sinatra Christmas album, and get crackin'! Don't forget mistletoe. These products are available because each person loves to celebrate Christmas in their own unique way.

Every aspect of celebrating Christmas requires some personal judgment, especially Christmas cards. If you're one that doesn't care much for the yule logs but loves Christmas trees, then shop for Christmas tree cards. Are you planning on cutting back this year on your mass season's greetings mailings and just sending cards to your ten closest friends? If so, instead of a "Season's Greetings!" message, go for more personalized Christmas cards like "Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!" or even create your own message. Don't be afraid to find the Christmas imagery, designs, and messaging that best captures the way you celebrate.

To sum up, celebrate Christmas as you want to because you can! People get annoyed by the Christmas lights and sleigh bells ringing in shopping malls the day after Thanksgiving (or Halloween, even). This happens every year so you'll just have to get used to it. One thing you can take from the early marketing and decorating is that you'll have more time to ponder what you want Christmas to be. And whether that's making your house visible from space on Christmas night or sipping hot chocolate as you walk with your family through snow covered streets, you can make Christmas your own. Start as early as you like.

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