Why Is December 26 Not A Holiday?
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Mine was wonderful, filled with family, friends, food, music, and laughter— all of my favorite things. When my family gets together, it’s an all night bash. In my 24 Christmases, I’ve never met another family who does Christmas quite like we do.
Now we're facing the days after Christmas, and I just need to make a motion: make December 26 a National Holiday.
For families that live out of town, for families that actually enjoy their time together, for families that need a little time home alone with their immediate family after sharing their home with extended family— we need just one extra day. We just need a little extra time to get our lives back together, right? Am I the only one?
In my dream world, the whole week would disappear into lost desk time that it really is between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
I know that businesses are ghost towns for the most part— if we could just be a little more like our friendly countries who celebrate Boxing Day, I believe we would all be a little more sane. We would all have a little more time to put our homes back together, unpacking and putting away before the new year begins. I think that having ONE MORE day (or more) would give us the chance to start the new year on the best foot, while getting the most out of the time we get to share with our families.
I could use a few days to choose my new year goals and prepare my home and my heart to take the new year by storm.