Sunday, 23 December 2012

So here it is, Merry Christmas!

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Coat – Tesco (4 years old), scarf – charity shop, shirt – Primark via charity shop, boots – ebay, tights M&co, dress – Primark via charity shop, santa hat – probably Poundland, holly brooch from blog swap.

Last post before Christmas so I had to make sure my santa hat got a look in!

Let me tell you a story. Aged somewhere between 13 and 17 (but most likely 15) I decided that due to my atheist outlook I would boycott Christmas and instead celebrate the season. I think I sent out ‘Season’s greetings’ cards and snapped at everyone everytime they mentioned Christmas to me. The ironic thing was that barring my paternal grandparents and one friend, nobody in my family or circle of friends was actually what I would call an active Christian. Anyway, come Christmas Day I hid in my room like the sulky teenager that I was then growled my way through Christmas dinner with my grandparents. I think it’s safe to say I was fairly poor company.

What I did learn was that most people celebrate at Christmas time not because they are rejoicing in the birth of Christ (because lets face it – how many do?) but because it’s the one time of year we can join in with everyone else and have a grand time with friends and family, showing how much we care for each other and generally spending a daft amount of money in the process.

So I’ve U-turned in my approach these past…er 10 or more years and now go head first into embracing festivities. I’m pretty open about the fact that I’m a rebellious Christmas reveller and that we wont be saying Grace under my roof. From the very bottom of my heart I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’ve made so many imaginary friends on the interweb since I started blogging and I’ve really felt the love from you this last two years, so I’m sending plenty in return.  Stay safe, have fun, be merry and prosper. Much love to you all <3

14 comments:

  1. You look very 'seasonal' in that outfit :-) have a lovely and peaceful Christmas.

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  2. I love the tartan scarf Sophie! Have a lovely Christmas :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  3. Merry christmas! I've had discussions about this with friends before, I have a friend who hates Christmas because of the amount it costs and commercialisation of it but I always say to her that isn't what christmas is about, it's about spending time with your nearest and dearest it's up to you how much you choose to spend on it xxx

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  4. I'm being distracted from your words by your gorgeous red-clad legs!
    I'm not a fan of Xmas but I love going out with my friends as they're all on holiday and don't have to get up for work in the morning. Happy Xmas! xxx

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  5. Love the blue coat and red legs! Have a very happy and well dressed christmas :)

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  6. Wishing you lots of happiness this Christmas time Sophie! I am so glad I found you on here, because like you said the amount of love and support in the blogging world is certainly an incredible thing. p.s Those tights look amazing on you xxx

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  7. And much love to you Sophie! x

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  8. You look so cute, I hope you have a truly wonderful Christmas! xo

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  9. Love those red tights with the blue coat, just gorgeous!
    I am no particular fan of Christmas really, having no belief and disliking the rampant consumerism, but I can go along with the festivities in my own limited way!
    Happy Christmas, Sophie. xxxx

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  10. Hope you had a great Christmas x

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  11. Brilliant post! Yes for me Christmas is all about spending quality time with your nearest and dearest (and, ahem, eating) - celebration is something we don't seem to do enough of in this country xx

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  12. Family, friends and loved ones is what Christmas is all about! I hope you had a great time! x

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