Merry Christmas, children! Christmas is a special day to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also a time of worship, family get-togethers, carolling and rejoicing.
During the Yuletide season, shopping malls are decorated with Christmas trees, giant gingerbread houses and colourful lights for that holiday feel.
However, due to the conditional movement control order because of the Covid-19 pandemic, celebrations have to be kept low key as everyone tries to stay safe. But it doesn’t mean we can’t have a jolly Christmas with our loved ones.
Let’s read what Starchild readers had to say on the topic, Merry Christmas.
Jane Ng Ai Wen, seven, enjoys decorating her Christmas tree with ornaments. “ I love it when Christmas is near. Besides that, it also a festival where I can get many Christmas presents.”
“Here’s wishing everyone a blessed and safe Christmas. May everyone have fun with their family while enjoying cookies and cakes, ” says Alisha Anand, 12.
“This year we will spend time at home to remember the birthday of Jesus Christ, which is what Christmas is about. I am excited to give and receive gifts as we remember the best gift that God has given us, ” says Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, five.
Younger sibling Asher Wang Qi Chuen, three, writes: “I love to sing and dance to Christmas songs, listen to Christmas stories about the birth of baby Jesus, and enjoy family time together.”
Five-year-old Shanaya Kaur Saini loves Christmas because she gets to visit her neighbours to celebrate the festival. “Christmas is one of the most popular festivals, which is widely celebrated by people from different communities across the globe. My family and I usually have lunch in our Christian neighbour’s home.”
Jodie Tan Li Juen, 11, writes: “May the spirit of Christmas bring you and your family hope, happiness and love. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”.
Younger sibling Jayden Tan Li Sheng, eight, writes: “I love Christmas because I can receive and exchange gifts. It is a festival that celebrates love for family, warmth, cheer and selflessness.”
“Some of my favourite activities during Christmas are receiving gifts and seeing all my family members gathered together. I also love to have our Christmas dinner together and playing games with my cousins. This is my favourite time of the year, ” writes Debria Preethi Jeyarajah, nine.
ITEM: When you are on a holiday, sometimes you will come across beautiful postcards. Most tourists buy postcards to mail to family members and friends. It could be postcards of popular tourist spots, flower gardens or famous buildings. Or do you prefer postcards which show the rich culture of locals? Tell us what postcards you like.
If you were to design a postcard, what would it look like? Draw your creative postcard and send it to us. Don’t forget to send us your letter too!
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