So today we ask the question – Has the Christmas ritual become stale, and boring?
Sometimes we just repeat what used to work, and wonder what has happened.
What can have happened is children have grown into teenagers, or left home, or formed their own relationships. A family member may not be able to be there due to health or a bereavement.
Or perhaps it has just become ‘samey’, with any meaning drained out of it for you?
So think it through and see what would freshen it up; perhaps you could arrange a different venue? Could you think of a different mix of people, change the timing, or add in an ‘event’?
Now is the time to talk to everyone concerned, and doing that in good time means people can think about it themselves and come up with their own ideas. It doesn’t have to be more expensive – in fact it could be more meaningful to really think about what part of the celebrations are most important to you.
When a ritual has become dead for one person it normally has for others too – naming it can be a relief and stimulate new ideas. You might be concerned about upsetting other people’s routine – but they may just be waiting for someone to take that step for them!
Perhaps it could be you?