Under the Tree
I’ve been invited to watch an extended family gather to unwrap their Christmas presents. Most of the family have an Italian background although there are some Swedish and American members amongst them. You can tell they take their Christmas seriously as the home is decked out beautifully.
The children’s excitement is palpable. They’ve been waiting all day and it’s now just after 3.00 pm.
Every one moves to the room with the tree.
Presents are handed out one by one.....
so each recipient’s reaction can be taken in.
Parents and older members joke among themselves.
‘I’ve always wanted Lego!’ says this delighted recipient.
Warmth, sharing and delight shine through.