I had one goal this year and that was to send a Christmas card. Social media has destroyed this tradition since you can just post photos on the Internet, but I feel cards can be a gift for those that you do not see or buy for and they are a blessing and a keepsake.
You can make the cards into a scrapbook of the journey. Some years I realize that the couple is now divorced or sadly gone and helps me to live in the moment and fight for relationships. Other times they are prayers for the people I love. I love looking back on our old cards and consider them art! So although I had not done a card since 2016…we did one this year and hope to keep the tradition alive!
Sometimes people confuse me. The same people that put up Christmas decor on October 1st because “it made them happy” are the same people that took it down at 12:01 on 12/26 because it is too much clutter and Christmas is over. Now, your house is your business, but is Christmas really clutter?
Now I love my Fall decor and LOVE Thanksgiving most of all! What is better than food, faith, football and thankfulness? Orange is my favorite color so my house is beautiful all of October and November. Jesus birth is a gift, but Christmas can be stressful so I embrace the THANKS and indulge in neutrals! When Christmas pops up, then I replace orange with red. Other than the tree, I an just putting one color over another and when it is all take down then my old stuff goes back up…where is the clutter?
Why the rush? If it made you happy in October then let it make you happy in January! Am I missing something? After Christmas calm is the best time to appreciate the season!
Side note: My son loves the magic of this Elf and Sip is fun especially as we get creative and cater to my what son loves…but when it is time to go…that Christmas joy kill can be gone! We would never give it up…but he is our only clutter!