It’s that time of year again when I begin seeing meme’s about ‘the war on Christmas’ and how it’s Merry Christmas NOT Happy Holidays.
I’m not trying to offend anyone, but the fact of the matter is, not everyone is a Christian; not everyone celebrates Christmas and there are many other Holidays celebrated at this time of year. Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Yule, Bodhi Day, New Years and Kwanzaa to name a few. There are many others.
Businesses especially deal with all types of people of different faiths and beliefs. Happy Holidays isn’t an affront to Christmas, but rather a more complete wasy to cover all Holidays celebrated at this time of year.
If you choose to say Merry Christmas, I'm certainly not offended and I’ll probably say thank you and the same to you. But if I don't know for certain what a person celebrates, I don't see the problem with using "Happy Holiday's." This (non) issue seems to me like one more way people make much ado about nothing.
May the solstice and turning of the wheel bring you love, peace and good fortune in the coming year and may you welcome the returning sun (or Son if that's your faith) with joy. Samaya out