Hello everyone! The first thing I want to do is to wish each of you a Very Merry Christmas! I truly hope that each and every one of you will spend the day surrounded by those you love most in your life! May you be blessed with the true spirit of Christmas and your fondest wishes come true! In today’s post, we are going to discuss what Christmas after SHTF hits might be like and how it too will change forever. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back so we can have a chat.
Christmas has changed so much in the time I have been on this earth, so trust me when I say that it is nothing like it was when I was young. Back then there was so much hope in the air and not just in the children’s faces, but adults alike. A Christmas tree was a really big deal for everyone, and it was one of the few times when everyone went to Church. People being nice to each other was more the rule, than the exception and that went for everyone. I sure do miss those days! Now it has become so commercialized and people have forgotten what the Christmas Season is really all about.
I was in town the other day and didn’t see a single lot where people were selling Christmas trees. People were honking at and flipping off anyone that got in their way, rather than taking the time to enjoy the holiday. I’m a tough old man and anyone that knows me will tell you the same thing, but I have to tell you that it hurt my heart to see it. Everyone was trying to buy that special gift (well some of them were.) People seem to be more concerned about what they will get than what they can do to help others. I have to say that I am very proud of my youngest son. Him, his wife and my Granddaughter have been spending all of their free time helping the homeless have as good of Christmas as possible. Helping feed, clothe and supply Christmas presents for the children of the homeless. While I will admit that our opinions do differ on quite a few subjects, on this one we are united! Helping those who are less fortunate due to no fault of their own, I think embodies the true spirit of Christmas. Please check out the non-profit they started to help the homeless in ID. Idahomeless.org
So what can we expect Christmas to be like after SHTF hits? While I am no fortune-teller, there are a few things that I am pretty sure about. I just don’t see XBOX being on most people’s wish list, instead they will be wanting food and warm clothing, just like the homeless of today. They will be thankful for just being alive and not about a new car in their driveway. They will say Grace and gather around a table of some kind and be happy to have dear friends and love ones near. Kindness towards other will possibly return, if only for a day or two, and I hope the true spirit of Christmas will return, even if only for a brief time. Rather than exchange expensive wine and show off their new diamond jewelry, it will be handmade items that they will value the most. A small doll made from an old pair of socks and hand sewn lovingly by hand will become a present to be cherished for life. That hand carved gun for a little boy to play with will create memories that will last a life time. These are the things that Christmas after SHTF will be made of.
Now believe me when I say there will still be plenty of evil around, like those who would rather steal things than make gifts for their loved ones. There are those who will seize every opportunity of the Christmas season to wreak havoc on others, simply because they can. It is the dark side of Christmas, and this happens even today and will be worse after SHTF hits. Yes, things will be a lot different and what we value now and then will not be the same. I do believe however that no matter what comes, the Christmas spirit will endure because in those dark times, faith and hope will be all some people will have left.
Well, that is it for today’s post and I want to thank all of you for taking the time to read my post. Here is wishing each of you a Very Merry Christmas and the hope that you will get some great items for your preps. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong, and most of all stay prepared! God Bless!