Growing old you kind of discover that Santa doesn't exist and the magical experience diminishes. As a young adult Christmas was quite stressful, having to buy gifts for friends and family from a tiny student salary, having to attend the best party on the island and also spending hours to find the best outfit for the event. Let's just say that the magic was not there anymore.
|Our tree with some of the gifts|
What is exciting nowadays is the gift planning. I feel excited scouring the web and shops for the perfect gifts. But the best part of it all is that on Christmas eve we have a gift giving party. This is exactly what we had as kids but now we're all adults!! The evening is just perfect, I feel like my 5 year old self again.
So it seems that one can still enjoy Christmas once you discover that Santa doesn't exist.
What about you, how do you celebrate yor Christmas eve? Do you wait until Christmas day to open the gifts?