A SECOND OPINION: Christmastime and New Year

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Christmas cards are being written to old friends. It is a time of excitement and tasks to be done.
One wonders if there will be time for it all before the Big Day. And as Christmastime
turns into New Year’s we think about the possibilities of 2024.

 

by Mary Foran

 

Well, the decorations are out and we’re anticipating getting a tree next week. The first snow fell softly last night and is on the ground and the holiday spirit is in the air.

The first snow fell on the ground. The holiday spirit is in the air.

The nativity scene looks lovely and the wooden soldiers stand guard as the three wise men carry their gifts for the Christ child. Two tiny Christmas trees are placed nearby and camels and sheep cozy up to the manger.

Shopping, in spite of rampant inflation, is in full swing, starting with the Black Friday sales the day after Thanksgiving.

Shopping is in full swing. Last-minute gifts are being considered.

Last-minute gifts are being considered and Christmas cards are being written to old friends. It is a time of excitement and tasks to be done. One wonders if there will be time for it all before the Big Day.

As Christmastime turns into New Year’s we think about the possibilities of 2024. It’s an election year in the States, which may determine the economy for years to come.

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Featured image/Chris Yarzab, CC BY2.0 via Flickr, cropped
Quote mark/Oakus53, CC BY-SA4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Snow/Stafichukanatoly from Pixabay. Edited.
Gifts/StockSnap, Pixabay. Edited.
Framed Christmas balls/Darkmoon_Art, Pixabay. Text supplied.