Day 12: Merry Christmas!

Hello travelers!

From all. of us here at EA Tours, we would like to send our warmest wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas is such a wonderful and exciting time of year. The anticipation that comes with this festive time never goes away as we look forward to celebrating the magic of the season. Wether it’s singing carols, gathering around the Yule log, indulging in delectable treats, or enthusiastically awaiting the arrival of Father Christmas, Christmas is always a joyous time. As Thomas Tusser said in 1573, “At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year.”

I think we can all agree that this year was a difficult one for us all.

We saw the world come to a standstill and get turned upside down as everyone was fighting an invisible beast.

We were separated from those we love.

We were all tested and put to our strengths. 

We saw travel be put on hold leaving us wondering when we’d be able to explore again.

Through it all, YOU, our loyal students, teachers, and parents have stayed by our side. We could not be more grateful for you. So THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! We look towards the new year with a renewed sense of hope for that day when we can board an airplane to a familiar city, take a train journey through the Italian countryside, or hop on a bus to explore exotic destinations. We will travel again, and more than ever we can not wait to welcome you back on an EA educational student tour.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading these posts over the past twelve days as I’ve really enjoyed writing them. My desire was to share with you a little history mixed in with the customs of this festive time. I’d love to know what was your favorite day? Did you learn something new? Is there a new tradition you’d like to start incorporating into your celebrations? Leave a comment down below!

I’d like to leave you with a short poem by an unknown author:

“There’s more, much more, to Christmas than candlelight and cheer; it’s the spirit of sweet friendship that brightens all the year. It’s thoughtfulness and kindness, it’s hope reborn again, for peace, for understanding, and for goodwill to men!”

Whether you say Joyeux Noël, Mele Kalikimaka, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, or Merry Christmas, may today be a bright and merry one!

Have a wonderful day,

Kate and the EA Tours family.