It is easy to get caught up in the commercial part of the holidays and to forget about what is most important – each other! The best gift you can give is to spend time with your loved ones. Tell them how you feel. Have them over for a meal. Decorate the Christmas tree together. Go Christmas caroling. (Sure, people still do that…or at least they should.) There’s nothing like a gathering of tone-deaf cheerful souls spreading Christmas joy. ☺ And if you can’t be with your loved ones, find a way to be in touch.
Traditions can be a nice way to celebrate. We have a family Christmas party each year. It’s a great time for everyone to get together and take a break from the busy-ness of life to actually spend time with each other. I always encourage (i.e. make) everyone get together for a group picture. We do a serious one and a fun one. Here’s one from a few years back. A bunch of us were missing that year, but we still had fun and this was our reindeer antler pose. ☺
It’s natural to want to give something special to someone you care about. Creating handmade gifts is a great way to show your love in my opinion. If you can’t (I would argue with that) or don’t have time to make something yourself, buying handmade is another great option.
|Genuine Sea Glass Love Pendant|
Perhaps a gift that gives the feel of the past.
|Silver Metal Fibula Shawl Pin|
You can buy handmade for the men in your life, too.
|Beautiful Agate Tie Tac|
A one-of-a-kind gift for someone you’re not sure what to get.
Whatever you decide to do, follow your heart and take the time to do those things you tell yourself you would do if you had time. We need to take the time for the things and most importantly for the people that are the most important to us.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and the Merriest of Christmases with a special shout out to my wonderful JETS! May you all make wonderful memories that will stay with you the whole year through.
Thank you for reading!