In a feat never before seen in my life, a three foot by two foot section of my Christmas tree turned pink this year.
It was my own fault really, on the day I was married I was given a Christmas ornament by my neighbors declaring 2001 to be our first Christmas together. A new tradition started when I opened that little crystal charm on a red satin ribbon, we were going to be Christmas ornament collectors.
I’ll admit it. I struggle with this time of year. Striking a balance has never been easy for me. My list of things that I tell myself I “have” to do contains more things than can possibly be accomplished in 25 days, even if I gave up the rest of my life. Yet I feel enormously guilty for all of the things that get left by the wayside.
If you have been reading along with me all year, some of these gift items may not surprise you. These are items I would either buy myself or own already. Some were sent to me as press samples (which I note below) and others were bought with my own money. Hope you like these ideas and Happy Holidays!
I love to make crafts, yet find Valentine’s Day cards to be a chore. I always start with grand plans, but after my kids have made about 10 cards they lose interest, even when we start well before. So I was looking for ideas that truly are easy but will make you feel good about creating handmade cards.
For me, the holiday music starts earlier and earlier each year. And, I don’t think it has anything to do with the arrival of Holiday catalogs before Halloween. It’s just me and my sappy self. Well, at least I’ve culled through my collection for you now and picked out the best.