Cedars just embody the idea of the holidays, although not so much the rain dripping from the branches, still it has a holiday feel. When we think of Christmas, we think of the trees, stockings, presents, hot chocolate, family, friends, for some Jesus (depending on religious beliefs), and food!! Just like any other holiday, Christmas has become completely commercialized. All over the world it is celebrated in different ways, but if nothing else, it’s something brings us together.
Should the holidays mean more than just food and presents? I think that it should and being a Christian I believe we often overlook the meaning since it’s to be a celebration of our Savior Jesus Christ birthday (although it’s not historically), it’s accepted to celebrate it at this time. If nothing else, negating any spiritual influence, the holidays should be a time to spend with the ones that you love. We should use this time, away from work and the hustle of it all, to spend time with the ones that count. Draw the ones you love close this Christmas and be thankful that you are able to have them with you and make the time you spend with them matter. Do something different or exciting and just be with them because all too soon, life will get away from us and we get no guarantees about the time we have here.