Christmas trees, Christmas stockings, Christmas wreaths, mistletoe and other Christmas decorations are part of every home every yuletide season. No home is complete every season of Christmas without any of these decorations. I remember how my brothers and I always look forward every season of Christmas. Other than the gifts from Santa, we also look forward to decorating our home with all the colorful and glittering Christmas decorations. We also look forward to decorating the newly cut pine tree which will serve as our Christmas tree.
Those were the days. As we grow older and wiser, we realize that Santa only exists for the kids. But we still look forward to this month because it is the only time of the year that our loveones come home to celebrate with us. We still look forward to decorating our homes with Christmas decorations. But for the past 20 years we have been decorating an artificial Pine Christmas tree. Artificial Christmas trees are much better compared to the real ones because they are low maintenance. There are even artificial Christmas trees with multicolored lights available now just like the nine feet Green briar Pre-Lit Artificial Pine Christmas with white lights which is standing tall in the middle of our living room. The best part is that they look real enough to be mistaken as the real one except real pine trees have that sweet smell which we love so much. However, since we have gone environmental friendly, we would rather see them standing tall and alive in the wild than seeing them inside our home with all the colorful decorations.
The season of Christmas brings hope and happiness to everyone of us. Christmas trees and other Christmas decorations that we see around us are mere symbols. But the true meaning of Christmas is neither about the number of gifts which we receive every holiday season nor the number of Christmas decorations around us. According to The American magazine, vol. 28 (1889) the true meaning of Christmas is "to give up one's very self — to think only of others — how to bring the greatest happiness to others.