Happy Half Year

I’ve always felt sorry for anyone with a birthday around Christmas in case they miss out. Some parents celebrate the half birthday or on a different day in December, but over the past few years, Hubby and I have got really cheesed off with all the hype that is associated with The Festive Season, the cost, the hassle of shopping, and the constant in your face merry advertisements when all we see are disgruntled brats and harassed parents.

You may remember my card making sessions a little while ago:

  Apart from the Anniversary one on the bottom right, they all had general greetings with Thinking of You or Best Wishes, though some had nothing on the front at all.
I’ve sent three with ‘Thinking of You’ out already, but now I’ve finally printed off my poem for our 10 unofficial ‘Christmas’ cards to be sent out in the post.

Before you think we’ve flipped our lids,
Let me just explain:
Christmas Spirit has been lost
And things are not the same.
Too commercialised by far
Presents are expensive to buy,
So we thought we’d bring it forward a bit
And celebrate in July.
We hope to raise a happy smile
That fills you with good cheer,
And let you know you’re thought about
More than once a year!

Happy Half Year everyone!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Happy Half Year

  1. TanGental says:

    Love the rhyme Di and the sentiment. Why should the Monarch corner the market in double birthdays?

  2. Emily says:

    A lovely poem and a lovely idea. You are completely right – the meaning of Christmas really has been lost through its commercialisation.

  3. SarahC says:

    Thanku as a December born I feel the pain (lol) and hate the hoopla

  4. scifihammy says:

    A lovely idea. We really ought to celebrate Christmas in July here – it is winter after all! 😀

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