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Christmas Spirit Warms the Heart
I don’t know about you but I love Christmas, I adore it. I do NOT like all the commercialism that goes with it though, that can take a running leap as far as I am concerned. For me, as a Christian, the centre of Christmas is the birth of Jesus and nothing should detract from that. I think it’s kinda awesome that on the big JC’s birthday he’s happy to let us celebrate by giving each other gifts. How lovely is that?
And to me, that is Christmas Spirit. It is giving because you love the person or you love the act of giving or both. Not because you want a gift back, not because they sent you a gift and you are obliged to give them something in return. No, Christmas giving should be from the heart.
I love giving presents, I do. I get all giddy about it. I start planning my gift giving back in the summer in some instances and I love trying to come up with unusual gifts for friends and family that I know they’ll love. I love to see their faces when they open their gifts, that to me is priceless.
Of course, I love to get gifts too. My granddad once bought me a red leather stamp book because he’s heard me say that’s the kind of thing I’d like to put my collection in. I was 15 at the time and was moved to tears. My husband bought me a honey dipper because I love honey on my toast and would complain about getting it off my spoon and it’s thoughtful gifts like that that make me smile.
So what is the best gift you’ve ever given and which is the best (or one of the best) you’ve received? Let’s get into the Spirit of Christmas right here and now and remember all the good, noble and blessed things about this season.
In my story, Christmas Spirit Warms the Heart neither of my characters have much. Jodi is a Toll Booth operator who lives alone and keeps to herself. Mike works in an orphanage and is an orphan himself. Both of them go out of their ways to give gifts to those less fortunate than them at Christmas and as a consequence catch the attention of a very important person: Santa.
Christmas Spirit Warms the Heart brought out the child in me. I love the magic that surrounds Father Christmas and wanted to use him in one of my stories. I hope you’ll give it a read and get captured by the magic of Christmas too.
Best wishes to you all and have a very Merry Christmas!
Victoria Blisse is a mother, wife, Christian, Manchester United fan and erotica writer. She is equally at home behind a laptop or a cooker and she loves to create stories, poems, cakes and biscuits that make people happy.
She was born near Manchester, England and her northern English quirkiness shows through in all of her stories. Passion, love and laughter fill her works, just as they fill her busy life.