you ever felt alone in a crowd? For some of us, thats
what Christmas is like. For the lonely, the depressed or
the disadvantaged, this is often a season which highlights
the negative side of life.
With all the bright lights and festivities, its easy
to forget that not everyone gets into the Christmas spirit.
While we shouldnt let others lack of enjoyment
of the season destroy our own good cheer, thats no
excuse for being insensitive to the needs of others. For
example, blasting Christmas carols at top volume on the
stereo, is not kind to the invalid next door, who may hate
the noise, but may not be able to get up to complain.
We could be a bit more thoughtful, too, in our gift-giving.
Extravagance is fine, but it may embarrass someone to get
a gift they could never hope to match. Not that the holiday
is an opportunity for one-upmanship this isnt
a competition to see who can give the most extraordinary
present, but a time to give tokens of real affection and
Hopefully, we can keep that last bit in mind when we unwrap
our presents tomorrow, God willing. After all, its
the thought not the gift that counts.
In this Christmas issue, we revisit some of the wonderful
women who have graced our pages in the past year, as they
share with WomanWise some of their favourite seasonal memories
(Page 5). We continue to show you the best in holiday looks
(Cover and Page 8). And we listen to some of the voices
of the single but not necessarily lonely at
Christmas (Page 7).
Though Christmas is here and many of us will be all shopped
out, our shopping showcase
continues with a sample of the fine goods from Shangri-La
(Page 14). And we bring you the fashions from Nedcos
Toute Moun expo
Above all, we at WomanWise take this opportunity to wish
all of our readers, families and friends the very best Christmas