I know it sounds cheesy, but the truth is that with all the things we have to do to celebrate Christmas, from decorating, shopping, Holiday parties, Christmas pageants, we forget that this cheerful season is all about being together with your loved ones and we might not need to but so many gifts or plan expensive vacations to have Merry Christmas.
Having a family that loves you is the biggest gift anyone can receive and I’m lucky to say, I have it! My boys are my life and there’s nothing I love more than my David & Carlos and if I didn’t have them, I know this Holiday season wouldn’t be the same. I can’t imagine not having my family to celebrate Christmas.
Time goes so fast, specially when we’re busy planning, organizing and just going on with our busy lives that we don’t stop to enjoy this beautiful season, that’s why this year I made a commitment to spend more time appreciating the Holiday season than planning how to celebrate it. How am I doing it? Here are 5 ways I’m trying to accomplish it.
If I wait for the weekend to watch a Holiday movie with my family it might not happen! During December there’s always a Holiday party, Christmas event etc.. So at least twice a week, we plan it and watch one of our favorite Holiday movies together.
We plan everything, our calendar is full with Holiday activities, BUT spending time with our children, I even said no to a couple of Holiday parties to spend more time with my family, I made a commitment to schedule more activities with my boys such as a Children’s Holiday play or going to the movie theater, as you know during this season the best family movies come out, such as Annie, in theaters on December 19th! Perfect Holiday movie!
Personally, I love how my living room looks around the Holidays, is so Holiday, cozy and warm and again because I was busy I wasn’t really enjoying it, so I decided to make it a habit this Holiday season to sit by the fireplace and Christmas tree and either, read a book with the kids, play a game or just sit by myself and relax reading a book, magazine, drinking a glass of wine of a cup of coffee.
Cook or bake together
I told you many times, I’m not a chef, but during the Holidays I like to cook and bake, so I decided to prepare more kids friendly meals and allow my boys to help me, specially when baking holiday treats.
Jingle all the way!
Yes! “Jingle bells, Jingle bells!” What I mean is sing Holiday songs with your kids! It will put you all in the Holiday mood in no time! During this cheerful season there’s always Holiday music playing at my house and in my car and even when the music is off, I can hear my kids singing a Christmas song, I love it!
There you go, as you can see is very easy to really enjoy the Holidays if only you make it part of your agenda. Remember, there’s nothing more important than being together as a family this Holiday season, they’re our greatest gift!
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