Hello my beautiful friends! I’m only a few days into my two week Christmas vacation and I am loving every minute of it! With only a few more days left until Christmas, I feel like I should be more in the holiday spirit. The truth is, I’m just not there this year. I’ve been way late on getting my Christmas presents, and I still have more presents to wrap! I know, I’m cutting it way close. I’ve been working on getting my holiday looks to the blog, editing photos, writing a lot, and all of that fun blogger stuff, and in the business of that I haven’t had a lot of focus to what truly matters.
To be honest, I’ve been a little mad at Christmas this year. OK not mad, but a little disheartened about the consumerism that is driven behind it all. Feeling the need to shop, buy the best presents, and getting everything perfectly presented under my Christmas tree. Maybe Charlie Brown is getting in my head a little, but as much as I love red shoes and sparkly tops, this is not what Christmas is about.
I have to slow down and remember the reason of the season. It’s not about being busy or getting in as many Christmas parties and parades as you can go to. It’s not about gifts, Christmas decorations or pretty wrapping paper. It’s not even about Christmas lights as much as I love them. Christmas is about love and sharing that with others. We love because He first loved us. Out of everything I am so thankful to remember that and spend time with my family! Cherish your loved ones, hold them a little closer, and treasure every second you spend with them!
Give the gift of a smile this year and make memories that cannot be forgotten. Choose to show extra love to those who might not get it a lot. That’s how I’m honoring Christmas this year! How are you choosing to spend this Christmas season?