“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.” —Harlan Miller
Happy Christmas week, loves! My favorite time of the year is finally here! And well, it’s not at all what I (or we) thought it’d be. If I could sum it up in one word, it’d be: weird.
Aside from the lockdowns and the many effects of the pandemic, for some reason, to me, it doesn’t feel like Christmas this year. And this is coming from someone who’s had her tree up since the end of October! Like past Christmases, this one snuck up on me very fast. Being extremely busy at my day job has hurried it along too.
This year, Christmas is even more different for most of us. And it got me to thinking what kind of Christmas I would’ve wanted this year if the pandemic hadn’t happened.
I’d want a magical and luxe Christmas. To have the most amount of time off of work to spend with my loved ones would have been amazing. To have the blessing of giving extravagant gifts to people (whatever extravagant means to those on my nice list) would’ve been so much fun. Let’s not forget to make and eat the most delicious holiday foods to satisfy my annual cravings would’ve been great. And to see snow in New York (oh, how I miss New York!) would’ve been the icing on the cake.
Although I will not be able to fully enjoy any or all of the above this year, I’m still blessed to experience a very Dior Christmas.
What I mean by that is that I recently learned that Dior means ‘golden’ in French.
With gold representing wealth, grandeur, prosperity, and glamour, it got me to thinking. To me, health is wealth. Having my and my family’s good health is prosperous. Although it isn’t magnificent that we’re all living in varying degrees of isolation, our well-being, albeit being in isolation, is more glamorous than being sick while in isolation or at the hospital.
And that in itself is a very Dior Christmas and something I’ll be celebrating with much gratitude in my heart.