Grace made this for me:
Oh yes. It's like Christmas. It's to tell people how much you love them. Not everyone, she went on confidentially, believes in Santa.
In Grace's eyes, all celebrations - regardless of their cultural or spiritual ties - have this one thing in common: they bring us together with friends and family and give us an opportunity to enjoy each other's company in a spirit of love and goodwill.
I was going to say it was a bit late for celebrating Kwanzaa, but I couldn't look into her shining eyes and tell her that it was the wrong time to celebrate love.
Happy Kwanzaa then.