What are the signs which point to Christmas coming?
In every culture there are different visuals which alert us to the coming of this holiday season.
When I first moved to South Africa, Christmas snuck up on me because I did not see the normal American signs. Once I learned the new signs, I could anticipate its approach.
Here are a few signs which pop up in virtually any culture.
1. Things appear. Things which are unable to be found for most of the year, begin to appear around Christmas. Certain music, different types of food, and of course decorations. It is the time of year some people appear in church for the first time all year! Each nation is different, but all have things which appear.