This one is from memories and as an observer both. As a kid I remember my parents capturing my attention with a beautiful Christmas tree, all the pretty cards we would get and display and of course there was the magic of Santa. Mom always said if you don’t believe you don’t get any presents… I believed with my whole heart!
As I grew up and saw for the first time my cousins wide-eyed expressions at the tree, Gma’s village and the gifts… it really made me appreciate the total wonder kids can have this time of year. Those decorations are some of the shiniest, prettiest things they have seen in their short lives.
There is nothing quite like watching a kid open gifts. They for one are very honest and you know if they like it or not instantly. But the moment they open something they like it is like a new world for them. A child really into the whole Christmas experience makes the whole day worth while.
Next week I will see a great-nephew open gifts. He is now three and should be at a great age to watch. The two nieces are too young for much wonder yet, but next year should be great with all three of them aware of the awe of Christmas. Do you have young children in your family you are excited to see experience Christmas?