What does Christmas mean to you?
We asked our Instagram followers what the real meaning of Christmas is for them. Read on to see what they replied.
When we asked our Instagram followers what the real meaning of Christmas is, there was one heart-warming thread that ran throughout all the responses – togetherness. Here we hear from our wonderful followers as they share their uplifting replies.
For @adornbypriscilla, Christmas means family. In her heart-warming response, she explains that “Christmas in my family is the one time of year that we all get together and help my mother make traditional Mexican tamales which is one of the things from our heritage that we just didn’t grow up doing- it’s special only to Christmas. We focus on family instead of a lot of gifts, we draw one name so that each person gets one really special gift each year and we watch movies and stay up late together. The magic of Christmas lives on through our kids and it’s special to see all of the generations together in a jolly mood with lots of food.
For @houseofmrsgiles, Christmas means time spent together, eating wonderful food and good champagne, playing board games and walking the dogs in the morning frost. It’s full of love and sharing. It’s my favourite time of the whole year.
Family, friends and food were a strong theme running throughout many of the responses we received. For @Smlucas53 hugs from family and friends that you get to spend special time with was what Christmas is all about. @Margw_23, @Wiltshire_wide_a_wandering, @Elizaschm_, @R_by_regales, @Bostonjetset and @Gunjhen all agreed that time with family was what made Christmas for them.
As well as creating new memories and generally just being together. @Krissymurph and @N_marushka both explained that togetherness and traditions were at the heart of Christmas for them.
And speaking of traditions, they couldn’t get better than this, thanks to @Nuddes_matte for sharing what Christmas means to her, which is family, food and Donald Duck, a Swedish tradition, which is most definitely a first.
But when it comes to summing up what Christmas means to us, @Lifeatnumberten tells it perfectly - Peace and calm with the ones I love.
We couldn’t agree more. We hope the real meaning of Christmas this year, for one and all, is time spent together with family and friends.