This year for Christmas is going to be very different then previous years. We are not having a large Christmas tree we are not spending hundreds of dollars on presents, we are going very simple this year.
Some of that is because I have been heavily couponing and deal hunting the last few months but it has also been because I have realized that what I truly love about the holidays is not all the gifts and the spending it is the people that we get to spend it with.
This year is going to be hard enough with Willow being with her father and not getting to set out Santa’s cookies with her and seeing her bright eyes and seeing what Santa brought her this year. But all in all it is going to be a great holiday, we are having a few people at our house and we are going to spend the day enjoying each others company while eating and drinking and maybe some Christmas movies and music will make the cut.
Like I said earlier I am doing the 12 days of Christmas for J: I put it all together in about a half an hour but he seems to be getting a kick out of all the fun little things he gets each day.
So far this is what he has received:
I think overall we make everything a lot more complicated than it needs to be; people come into stores demanding that they need this or need that but in all reality if you took out all of those things that they think they need I think that people would have a less stressed and better holiday than they do now.
This year I have decided to put my health before the presents, the cooking, the cleaning and know that my family and friends will understand and love what they get from us regardless. There is no need to stress over the little things when in all reality when it does not happen no one is going to notice except you so stop sweating the little things and sit back and enjoy your holiday… simply.