Together For the Holidays
It’s my favorite time of year. Celebrating the birth of Jesus and an excuse to spend time with family! But let’s face it, sometimes the Holiday craze can be too much. My daughter loves the Llama Llama series by Anna Dewdney (and so do I). Llama Llama Holiday Drama is about a little llama that gets overwhelmed by all of the holiday craziness and is tired of waiting for Christmas to arrive. When it all becomes too much, he starts to have a melt down. In the end, his mama stops her Christmas preparations to spend time with Llama. Whenever I read this book to my daughter, it reminds me to not get so caught up in the preparations that I forget to spend time showing my little’s some love. I LOVE Christmas but unfortunately, the commercialism and extra activities tend to shift our focus off of the real meaning. Each year, I am learning to focus a little more on Christ’s Sacrifice and less on the presents, food and fun. I have not yet achieved the perfect balance but it is something I am working on.
Since I am doing a lot of holiday preparations, I am not spending a lot of time blogging or creating. Well, I am creating, but nothing that I can share. So, I put together this little list of goodies that I have on my Amazon Wish list.
What do you do to keep from getting overwhelmed during the holidays? And what do you have on your Christmas list?