It’s that time of year again when the days grow shorter and colder. A month full of celebration when kids look for the tinkling sound of the Jingle bell with a hope to meet Santa Claus and receive presents from him. It’s that time of year when each home decorates the fir tree with sparkling tinsel and ornaments.
Yes, it’s the Christmas time!
The tradition is believed to come from Germans, who celebrate the Christmas festivities in style decorating the tree with colorful baubles, tinsel, and a star. We should be thankful to them for giving us these additions to the holiday which makes Christmas all the more magical.
Some love Christmas because of the delicious food like mince pies, roast turkey and large quantities of chocolate and some people love the meaningful and traditional acts of giving and receiving. Peeking under the tree on Christmas morning to find presents you wished for is probably one of the best feelings. Others love to give, especially to those who are less fortunate.
Popularly, Christmas is a time to give and forgive!
Celebrated everywhere as a joyous family affair, we too celebrated Christmas as a happy time for our children. At Oakridge, known to be one of the best CBSE schools in Chandigarh, our little children presented a special assembly where they sang carols.
They showcased their creativity by writing letters to Santa, showing compassion, empathy, gratitude, and love for others. The spirit of giving and sharing was inculcated among the tiny tots as they exchanged exquisitely packed gifts with each other as part of a secret Santa game.