One of my favorite holidays

Merry Christmas

As a non-religious person, Christmas is still one of my favorite holidays. It’s one of the most relaxing holidays. Most of (my) world is celebrating and not working between Christmas and New Years. It’s one of those only times you can truly switch off for a week and not worry too much about business. It’s a good time to reflect on the year past and the upcoming year. That’s what I’ll be doing together with enjoying time with part of my family.

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Artificial Christmas tree & tradition

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One of my favorite holidays

Happy Thanksgiving

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New year, new opportunities

Happy New Year!

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