I LOVE THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEARS!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year (Can't write that without singing it)! For fun here are some of my favorite holiday hacks…
SHOP EARLY! Usually the first week of November we go out of town and do all of our Christmas shopping and stock up (at Costco) for the winter months. It’s my goal to have it all bought and wrapped before Thanksgiving. Plan to set a goal now for next year.
GET A FAKE TREE! Best decision I’ve ever made… Seriously! You can put it up early, not water it, and enjoy it for longer without the mess.
PLAY THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC LOUD! Put together your favorite Christmas playlist, turn it up, and enjoy! A few of my favs are Casting Crowns – Peace On Earth and Toby Mac – Christmas In Diverse City.
REMEMBER THE REASON FOR THE SEASON! Do things that remind you of Jesus great gift and love. I love to read the Christmas Story with my husband. Simplify Christmas - Celebrate Christ!
RELAX! Be present and take it all in. When someone calls to play games – Go! Have a chance to have dinner – Do It! Breathe, take the photos but post them later so that you can enjoy the moment.
EAT FUDGE! Or whatever Christmas treat brings back memories and joy. My dad makes the best fudge & I eat more than I should but I don’t care.
NEW HACK – HALLMARK CHRISTMAS MOVIES! Oh my goodness, I don’t know where I’ve been but these are worth recording and watching. Simple, feel good movies. I've really enjoyed watching them this Christmas season.
Hope your Christmas is a blessed time of embracing God’s generous love for you.
In His Love,