I'm huge on the holidays, love everything about them...but it seems somewhere along the way, it's become more about the presents, and less about being together and the true spirit of it all, this year I'm changing that..starting with this weekend.
The tree is up, and decorations are all coming together. This year I want to get ahead of the game so that we as a family can truly enjoy the holidays. I want to craft until our fingers hurt and bake until our tummies ache, I want to enjoy eggnog and hot chocolate, read Christmas stories and watch Christmas movies, I want to start new traditions and continue old ones. As I've said before I concider myself a very lucky person and am so thankful each and every day for all I've been given in life, so this holiday season I plan to make the absolute best of it all.
Our daughter is now old enough to help me creatively craft some gifts, so that's what I plan to do. What ever happened to the idea of a homemade gift being the best?! Now-a-days if you make something yourself you're scoffed at or considered cheap...and that is a world I don't want my daughter to grow up in. It doesn't need to be all about that ipad, ipod, laptop or big screen tv that the 6-12 year olds in this world are receiving, we're living in a consumers world, and sometimes it just gets to be too much!
We are a one income family, and keeping up with the trends of the world is most of the time just not an option, and it worries me a lot sometimes. I want to provide, but it seems so crazy to buy into the world we live in.
The holidays are about giving, and family, and togetherness and I am going to make sure my daughter knows this <3