I think it is almost comical how indignant some people get when they are wished "happy holidays" or "season's greetings" instead of "merry Christmas". I do understand why it upsets them, they feel as if Christ is being removed from Christmas, but this is not the only holiday, or holy day, that has become as secular as it is sacred. Enjoy the glitter, the food, the pagan tree and the hoopla, and if you want to keep Christ in Christmas, you should know by now not to rely on the society at large. That is up to you and what's in your heart. When someone takes the time to sincerely wish me well by saying "happy holidays" or "season's greetings", I gladly say thank you. God knows we all need as many good wishes right now as possible, no matter how they are delivered.
So here is my Christmas card to you, or holiday greetings if you prefer. I wish all of you peace and the best this season has to offer (and a merry Christmas too!).
(I took this picture at the Smithfield Christmas Parade a couple of weeks ago, and it turned out to be one of my favorites of the year. I have been going through all my files pulling out my favorite photos of 2012 so that I can do another top 10, year-end post. Get your photos organized if you'd like to play along too.)