I was in the bread store by my house looking to buy some toast and happened to notice that they had gone all out for Christmas. I snapped a photo because the bread was so cute.
The best part however was that the women working in the shop were also wearing hats with attached sparkly reindeer antlers. I didn’t have the guts to take a photo with them, but the hats certainly made me smile.
In the last week the Christmas decorations really have gone into overdrive. Even my apartment complex has put up Santa cut-outs on the doors and there is a Christmas tree on the first floor by the mailboxes. I got a massage and the dental clinic next door had a tree with a pile of wrapped presents under it.
One of the things that I really enjoy about China is that people aren’t so worried about being “politically correct.” At McDonalds they wear Santa hats, at the bread store there are sparkly reindeer antlers. People dress up in all kinds of costumes and outfits for work and don’t really worry too much about it. That sense of fun appeals to me.
That said, I am very much looking forward to heading home for Christmas and celebrating with family and friends. As such, I’ll be taking a break from the blog through the end of the year to focus on what is really important – sharing time with loved ones.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of my readers! Thank you for your support and I’ll see you in 2013! I wonder what will happen next year?