Carols played at every corner, families gathering together at the dinner table, children seated near a Christmas tree – these are all beautiful pictures of Christmas, but what is Christmas truly about?

Queen Elizabeth II said it best, “At Christmas, I am always struck by how the spirit of togetherness lies also at the heart of the Christmas story.”

This togetherness is far-reaching. It touches not only the togetherness of a family but of a society, of humankind. Building communities and empowering others, togetherness is the essence of human experiences, the key that keeps humanity relevant. And its catalyst – the act of giving. Giving gifts and making a delicious meal- these are acts of giving that bring families together.

Celebrating Christmas can be more meaningful when with a struggling friend, by giving to those in need and by sharing baked goods with your neighbors. It’s small acts of kindness, selflessness and joy that ignite the true meaning of Christmas – bringing people together with love.

Let the Christmas spirit be with you not only on Christmas day but throughout the years.

#MerryChristmas #HappyYule