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Christmas Collaborations

Illustration by Monty Vern

Christmas: The Best Time of Year!
by Chehak

Hey everyone, my name is Chehak!

For me Christmas is truly the best time of the year. You can visibly see a happy spring in my walk as soon as December sets in and I know that Christmas is close!! I am drawn so much to Christmas for 2 reasons…

The first thing that means the most to my Christmas celebrations is family. There is a particular reason for this. My family has not been known for celebrating Christmas for generations or anything. We are the first ones to have started the tradition and we’ve all grown into it together, as a family.

We began when I was a little girl, when we hardly knew anything about the festival and put streamers and ribbons on random plants in our house to try and replicate a Christmas tree. Over the years we started learning more and more about Christmas and added new elements to our celebrations!

It’s a way we all bond with each other. Decorating the tree together, sitting around it in our candle lit living room and eating Christmas cake while wishing for a happy year ahead and being grateful for having each other through thick and thin. The day feels magical!

Illustration by Monty Vern

The second aspect that  I love about Christmas are the decorations! For me, it’s not just about that one day, it’s like a season that is spread over 3-4 months!

I start planning my Christmas day months in advance, not because it is necessary, but because I just can’t wait to get into the Christmas spirit!

I have this thing in which I challenge myself to come up with different Christmas decoration ideas each year and it gets my mind all working and creative juices flowing. I binge scroll Pinterest to find and try out new DIYs, and then spend time creating them.

Also, it is like a family tradition to buy something new for the tree each year and so going out in the markets searching for that one ornament that I still don’t own and would like to add to the tree is super exciting! Seeing marketplaces and malls with everything decorated in hues of red, white, golden and green and Christmas trees everywhere. It unleashes the child within me and I am always as fascinated as though I am seeing such a thing for the first time. This year, going street shopping for ornaments is certainly not in the list, but I do plan on trying a bunch of DIYs to create a special ornament to go on the tree!

I associate Christmas with everything nice, a lot of positivity and feed off it. Any time I am asked about Christmas or anything remotely connected to Christmas there is a sparkle in my eye! The celebratory traditions may be different in different homes, the reasons for celebrating Christmas may vary, but I believe that if one can connect with the Christmas spirit at any level, then the purpose of Christmas is fulfilled!

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas❤️

Notes on the Author

Chehak is an adventurous blogger who is interested in living life by trying new things and writing relatable content that is ready to implement. Her desire to live a colourful and motivated life, full of positivity, lies very close to the heart of T.B.C. We fell in love with a post Chehak wrote about a special bond she has with coffee called It’s Special. It was special indeed and connected us further – for we too are coffee lovers. For more clever inspiration follow Chehak’s blog – ChehakChirps. Her positivity spills out onto her twitter feed and Instagram.

Notes on the Illustrator

All of the illustrations provided throughout Christmas Collaborations are original, bespoke works of Monty Vern


23 thoughts on “Post 2

  1. Yes, Pinterest is awesome for finding great ideas for Christmas and coming up with themes! How wonderful that the author’s family embraced this magical holiday, and is continuing the tradition. I wonder who it was that decided to start Christmas in her family and why?

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    1. We love it when there is a crossing/meshing of cultures. It makes everything feel so inclusive, as we all celebrate together and find magic in literally everything! Thank you for reading and commenting. x


    2. Heyy,
      Actually I’m coming up with a backstory about the same on my blog soon, so look out for that! It’s a pretty interesting story actually 🥰🥰

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  2. Reblogged this on ChehakChirps and commented:
    The first of my Christmas collaborations, this turned out so well!
    Check out how I celebrate Christmas even though I wasn’t born into in it this candid written piece, illustrated beautifully by Monty Vern and published kindly by TBC❤️

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    1. Heyy,
      Actually I’m coming up with a backstory about the same on my blog soon, so look out for that! It’s a pretty interesting story actually 🥰🥰

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    1. Thank you so much! 😊
      My idea of Christmas is based purely on movies and that is the main reason why my approach towards Christmas is dreamy, as though its magic, and I like to keep it that way!
      It’s great to know the feeling is mutual and I hope to visit a traditional Christmas celebration one day!❤️🥰

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    1. Yes, Christmas definitely holds a special place in my heart for the simple reason that it is out of pure curiosity and passion that I started celebrating!❤️😊

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  3. What a beautiful story. It’s always interesting to hear about Christmas from the perspective of someone who wasn’t “born into it” like I was.

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    1. Exactly! That’s why we loved the story. And that making your own decorations is such a bonding thing to do – every Christmas, my nieces and I go leave hunting so that we can create decorations for the house. Won’t be possible this year to do it together but we can show case our work – or even create something for their tree, as a gift! XX

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      1. Using actual leaves is a great idea, 🥰I’ll probably see if I can find some around my house and make my own wreath maybe!

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    2. Hey Michelle, I’m so glad you enjoyed the read!
      Christmas is like the friend I chose to make and I absolutely love every bit of it❤️🎅🏻

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