Christmas went off pretty darn well I must say. Being one who really doesn't like to change things up too drastically, I was worried. How will the holiday go when push comes to shove? No gifts? No stockings? But I shouldn't have worried. It was just like in the Grinch movie, "Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." Yes! This year felt so good.
We spent the Eve and the Day, eating tasty food, playing games, talking and catching up and laughing. There was so much laughing. My youngest and I went to church. We sang with our whole hearts and I must say I think Jesus loved our enthusiasm. There is something so wonderful about singing Silent Night in candle glow. And you look around at all the smiling faces. And there's Hope.
New ornaments were exchanged. I even crafted some for my children out of Scrabble tiles. Hubby made some stained glass ones for all of us, to remember our late cat, Sam.
Now with more time, I had a chance to craft this year. I made a little scene to commemorate my Hubby and I being together for 40 years. It was so much fun and I think it came out pretty good even though I was a bit rusty. :)
And we got snow! A real White Christmas. On Christmas Eve. It had waited. Till my oldest got home from the Midwest. Till my youngest was not on the roads for the holiday, with her job. I could then relax and just enjoy. I love my snow!
There you have it. Our Christmas. Simple and lovely, with no holiday "hang-over"....lol I am even doing one more thing different this year. I am leaving my decorations up till this weekend. No rush to get them put away right after the 1st. I am going to enjoy the lights and glitter just a bit longer. Cause it only comes once a year. Always, Kit