When we were children in Mantua, Christmas was celebrated on the 13th of December, for Santa Lucia. Only when we came to live in Milano did the 24th and 25th became so important. At the time we were grateful to those who filled our stockings no matter what day it was…it was Christmas. What is beautiful about Christmas is the joy of giving. In fact every time we love, every time we give or receive, we says “it’s Christmas”! It is a piece of warmth that we all carry in our hearts on every day we love.