Is it just me or do some of you remember when the Christmas season didn’t start until after Thanksgiving and the time from one Christmas to the next seemed an eternity? That anticipation made the holiday so special.
These days we don’t even make it to Halloween before Christmas decorations fill the stores and reminders tell us how many more shopping days there are until Christmas. Talk about stress! Before Thanksgiving, streets, malls and shops are fully decorated and Christmas music is playing nonstop on the radio. Can we at least digest our turkey before all the hubbub begins?
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a bah humbug person. I love the holiday season with all its decorations, festivities, music, smells and tastes, but it’s just gotten to be too much too soon. Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I’m ready to begin preparing for Christmas. This year I’m going to resist the traffic and mall crowds and focus on the meaning of the season, share the joy of friendship, spend time in my studio attempting to create gifts, sing along with the music, do a little baking if I can resist the temptation to overindulge.
Hmmm, I better get started. There’s only 27 more days til Christmas! See, I fell right into that trap of feeling the pressure.
How about you? How are you going to ready for the holidays?
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