The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is winding down. Decorations are hung, trees are trimmed, baking is complete and presents are wrapped. Now it’s time to focus on what the season is really about.
Of course the reason for the season is the birth of Jesus. Though Christmas has become secular in so many ways, all of this would not be happening if it wasn’t for the big birthday at the root of it all. This message of love and hope is what fuels the Christmas spirit.
Not surprisingly, today’s paper has a Christmas theme. In all its variations, it wasn’t hard to find stories and photos fitting for the season. From Santa on the cover to Irish traditions courtesy of Mayor John Dooley to the great work being done by the local Salvation Army, the Nelson area has once again captured the spirit in so many ways.
However you celebrate Christmas, we hope over the next few days you take time to relax and soak in all the joy that surrounds these special days. To reflect on all the good things you have and to put some thought into how you can make life better for others in the future. May love and happiness surround us all on Christmas Day.