We’re so close to the end now and today’s letter is the one I’ve been dreading, but it is going to be a short post as I’m feeling exhausted. Our blogging from A to Z challenge post for the letter X is for Xmas, one of our favourite times of the year. It’s one of those words that lots of people hate when they see it so I thought I would look up where it originated.
Interestingly it’s not some sort of lazy short hand, the X represents the Greek letter chi – this is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Christos and the word Xmas is thought to have been in use for over 1000 years.
I love all the decorations that you see in the shops at Christmas time and I especially love it if you come across a Christmas store that’s open all year round. Harrods, in London, has some amazing Christmas decorations and they really go all out on their window displays.
|Christmas shop in Budapest|
Many years ago we started a really silly tradition, and that was having a family photo to put on our Christmas card. We don’t do it every year but when we do it’s great fun.
We love visiting Christmas markets, and I think our favourite so far has been the Birmingham one – it’s such a colourful event.
That’s it for now (I know it’s short) be good, stay safe, and be kind to yourself this week.
Pamela & Ken