A Blue Christmas
Christmas is usually a time of joy. Christmas is a time for joy. Decorations are put up, parties are held, gifts are exchanged, and laughter ensues. Many people don’t realize that law enforcement officers work tirelessly during holidays to ensure safety. Blue Christmas is a holiday that honors those in law enforcement. It allows them to be recognized and celebrated their work.
Elvis made “A Blue Christmas” a popular term to describe Christmas blues. However, this holiday is only for law enforcement personnel such as firefighters, police officers, EMTs and dispatchers. It is hard work for them. For those who are vulnerable to being shot at, emotional trauma, or working long hours in wet snow and cold temperatures, it can be extremely dangerous. Their job is to keep people safe and save lives. But it comes with a price. They lose the opportunity to spend time with their families, and they miss out on what Christmas is all for.
Blue Christmas allows people to give back to others through giving and thanking them for their service during the holiday season. Although some people may be happy doing their jobs, they understand that Christmas is about helping others. Blue Christmas raises awareness for the work that goes into making Christmas special. They deserved their appreciation and gifts, given the possible dangers involved.
You can participate in the Blue Christmas by simply displaying a blue light during the winter holidays. You can use a single porch light or blue candles in a window to make the display, or even blue Christmas lights. You can buy or give a gift to someone you know who works in the medical or law enforcement industries. Also, thank them for their efforts to keep the holiday season going. Use the hashtag #bluechristmas to share this holiday and let everyone know how important is it to appreciate those who don‚Äôt ask much in return.