The Christmas holiday is upon us and I have decided that though it will be a lean one, I am going to enjoy this holiday season. I won't be rushing to and fro shopping for gifts I haven't the money to spend on, but I will be focusing on creating memories with my family.
~ I always have baking supplies on hand, so the girls and I can bake lots of Christmas goodies.
~ The girls and I will decorate the house using what we already have on hand to create a festive atmosphere.
~ I love to listen to Christmas music. The Carpenter's Christmas is one of my favorites!
~ Following a tradition from my childhood, we will gather together to watch Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas.
~ From the library, I will check out a couple of fictional Christmas novels to read this month.
~ I will enjoy watching my children decorate the tree after we string the lights.
~ I will enjoy sitting in the living room with only the glow from the Christmas tree's lights.
~ I will take the girls to our town's Christmas parade.
~ We will watch as many Christmas movies/cartoons as we can this season. I especially love the classic movies/cartoons, but enjoy a few of the newer ones, too.
~ I will make a large batch of my homemade cocoa mix for the family to enjoy in big red mugs.
~ I will send out Christmas cards to friends and family that live far away.
~ We will take the children on a drive to see Christmas decorations.
But most of all, I will remember the reason for the season and count my blessings each and every day.
This post inspired my holiday plans. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!