I started noticing the change a week ago. Lights and decorations are going up everywhere. With only a few weeks to go, I think it’s finally ok to start getting excited. Christmas is coming!
I know Christmas can be a stressful time for most people. Present giving, fighting Christmas highway traffic, not to mention lots of time with family and in laws. We all love our families and in laws. But there’s not denying that the people we love the most often cause the most drama.
In spite of all it all, I still get really excited about Christmas. I look forward to making presents and sending out Christmas cards. I thoroughly indulge myself on all the food and treats (brandy custard is my seasonal favourite). But most of all I enjoy how excited everyone else is at Christmas time. How people fight through the stress and chaos and make the time to celebrate. I really believe it’s a time of good cheer and good will.
This year I’m particularly excited because I’m spending Christmas in a new city and an entirely new season. As a way of easing myself into all the Christmas excitement, I’ve started working my way through the downtown Christmas light displays. I really like the display at St Paul’s. It lights up the whole street and apparently requires 10km of lights!
If you’re also interested in Vancouver’s Christmas lights, below are some I found and will probably be posting about. Hope you’re all as excited as I am!