Fun Mindfulness & Holiday Facts:
According to Wikipedia, “Season’s Greetings” is a term that wishes people well over the holiday season regardless of their religious beliefs.
- In 1980 Alan Ayckbourn wrote the play Seasons’ Greetings.
- Michael Dougherty made a short animated film titled Season’s Greetings.
- In 1993 Tatsurō Yamashita created a music Album titled Season’s Greetings.
We tend to use the phrase more in writing than in speaking. It first appeared on winter season greeting cards along with “Merry Christmas,” “Compliments of the Season,” and “Christmas Greetings” in the late 19th century.
I love seeing the phrase. However, please remember “Seasons Greetings” – without the apostrophe – means greetings for many seasons. It is generic. For me it is like waking up and having gratitude, it’s an attitude, a mindfulness attitude. Try it, try saying “season’s greeting” whatever the season is summer, or spring, autumn or winter. Birthday, memorial day or hanukkah. See, strangely it works! it’s gratitude greetings just like the trm “Namaste,” in Hinduism it means “I bow to the divine in you”.
And although you may like the person so well that you want to wish them good tidings for numerous seasons to come, let’s get a little more personal and take it one step at a time. Let’s wish them the best life can bring them throughout the upcoming holiday time.