As Christmas is fast approaching the excitement is building and what better way to kick of December with five of our favourite things about Christmas. We at BomBom love Christmas for many reasons and I mean, who doesn't love Christmas or at least something about it?
1. FAMILY TIME
Our number one favourite thing about Christmas has to be family time! Every one sitting around, enjoying the magic of Christmas is something that is so timeless and will never get old. As the years go by it's important to realise how valuable time is and the Christmas period is purely and simply two weeks of fun, laughter, games, eating, drinking and spoiling each other. It is also important to remember that spoiling each other doesn't have to be with gifts and expensive things too, it can be simply with time and love and what a beautiful gift.
Elderly or lonely family members are examples of how you can spend your time this Christmas- someone who needs some company or maybe even just a change of scenery, Christmas should be every bodies excuse to do more!! So... GO! Arrange those visits, arrange that lunch, help with the cooking, spend as much time with your family this Christmas and make someone you loves day! Time is SO precious and what better way to spend it than with people you love?
2. COMMUNITY SPIRIT
Asides from the cheer that family brings, Christmas brings a warmth of love to almost everything around and this is is something we LOVE. Everywhere you go there are decorations, and constant reminders of Christmas and what is coming over the month of December. One thing we particularly like is this "happy world" Christmas creates. If it's not laughing with friends, or out shopping for meaningful gifts, it's treating loved ones and spending time doing things you would not normally do! Another thing we love is the strong sense of joy that comes from Christmas, you don't even have to celebrate Christmas but you will find yourself included with some Christmas festivities whether that be at work, school, on the street, online, or even on Instagram.. yep we see you.... liking another picture of another Christmas tree ;-)
3. "GIVING BACK"
One thing which is very important for us at Christmas is remembering that there are always people worse off than you or perhaps do a lot for you. This is why I love it, as Christmas heightens the importance of giving back. This could be to your parents, your aunts, uncles, children, or even grandparents... Christmas allows for that moment where "thank you" can be said and in the most thoughtful ways too.
Christmas is also a time where we can spare a thought for those less fortunate and those who perhaps may not be able to enjoy Christmas in the way most do. There are some really special projects at this time of year, within London and also, in your local community. Our particular favourites are creating shoe boxes for the homeless and also for less fortunate children. Last year, we even took part in sending a small handmade gift and letters to the elderly and lonely people who wont share Christmas with any loved ones or receive even so much as a vocal "merry Christmas". The sense of pride and joy this brings, knowing that you are going to make someones day is amazing and you could feel this too. All you have to do is ask around or simply search online to get involved with something close to you.
Why is Christmas music SO catchy?!
We love everything Christmassy when music is concerned. Christmas music puts you in such a good mood, how could you ever be sad whilst listening to Christmas songs...
Here is a list of our 10 favourite songs;
1. All I want for Christmas is you- Mariah Carey
2. Merry Christmas everyone- Shakin' Stevens
3. I wish it could be Christmas every day- Wizzard
4. Last Christmas- Wham!
5. Rockin' around the Christmas tree- Brenda Lee
6. Do they know it's Christmas- Band Aid
7. One more sleep- Leona Lewis
8. Step into Christmas- Elton John
9. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas- Micheal Buble
10. What Christmas means to me- Stevie Wonder
Now, c'mon ..... who doesn't love food? Especially Christmas food!
We cannot wait to dig in on Christmas day sat around the table with everyone you love, crackers pulled and Christmas hats on, glass of whatever you fancy on the side. Then relax on the sofa before the christmas family games begin. Is there anything greater than the food indulged in over the festive period?
It's safe to say we love christmas here at Bombom and we are very excited to see all of you enjoying time spent with loved ones and relaxing over the christmas period, I guess it's time to now remind you all that the Christmas countdown is ON.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!