‘Tis the season to…

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The magnificent holiday season is quickly approaching. But before we can leave our tense school lives behind for a couple of weeks to enjoy luxury time whether it be for ourselves or with friends and family, we are faced with the grueling month of no sleep, countless coffees and tremendous stress: the month of finals.

Once we have successfully completed this essential component of university, we get to return to our homes where we then get to hibernate from schoolwork and enjoy the spirit of the holidays.

A time that ultimately brings people together, regardless of what you celebrate or what your traditions and customs are. The holidays make people want to feel connected and loved, whether it be between relatives, family, friends, significant others or even that special crush.

‘Tis the season to cuddle up with loved ones around the fire with hot cocoa during this very cold time of the year to engage in significant communication that brings about laughter, while creating great memories that will last a lifetime.

‘Tis the season to attend holiday parties, where you are provided with the opportunities to dress up, see friends and family that you haven’t seen in a long time. As well as indulge yourself in all the fabulous food the holidays thankfully give to us.

Bonding with others is an essential element of the holidays, so what better way to do so than attending these parties over this special time of year?

‘Tis the season to show love and be loved. Everyone knows that one extraordinary aspect of the holidays is the purchasing and exchange of gifts that represent the meaning of your relationship with someone else. This is a frantic time; a time where you run around the mall like a maniac trying to find those special gifts that say “I love you” without actually having to say it.

Being the recipient of a gift whether it is homemade or purchased from a top of the line store shows you the care that someone else has for you. This is not saying that you have to show and represent your love for someone through gifts.

However, it is a nice gesture over this special time that only comes around once a year. The vast majority of society indulges themselves in the exchange of gifts during this period.

Accept every opportunity you are presented with to be closer to friends and family that love you during this festive time. If all else fails, you’ll always have them.

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