Christmas Day, celebrated in many different ways by different cultures across the world, can be seen as the secular or religious holiday that it appears to be. Or, we may reflect on other layers of meaning it can have for us–connection with family, moments of intimacy and love, a philosophy of generosity and sharing, and a metaphorical message about birth, hope, peace, and a belief in a positive future.

We all have different holiday memories from the past, and as memoirists we may want to capture some of those memories from those times, or we may choose to capture in a poem or our journal the meaning and feeling of today.

Whatever your choice, I wish everyone love and joy for now and the New Year.