Day 5 - When a Group decided to celebrate Christmas in the Summer

One day, a bunch of us decided that Christmas shouldn't be limited to just December.

A year's wait is too long. So we had our own little Christmas party.... on August 25th.

We decorated the coniferous tree growing in my backyard with lights and tinsel. We put gifts underneath it. We listened to music about chestnuts in a fire, joy to the world, a Saviour born in a manger, silver bells that jingle, and an old bearded man with flying deer. We decorated the house with snowflakes, lit candles, had a round of Secret Santa, and exchanged gifts on the grass on a warm summer evening.

It was an unforgettable evening where we laughed, shared stories, and ate to our hearts content.

Celebrating Christmas in the summer, even though it was not on the actual Christmas Day, somehow felt more real and authentic!

- Joseph Kan

Precious memories are worth celebrating. Let us not forget those with Alzheimer's or other dementias who suffer from a loss of memory. For more information, visit the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.

Have you had Christmas-nostalgia in the summer before? Let us know by commenting below!


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