This year we broke with tradition and decided to buy our Christmas Cards. I found these cuties at Barnes and Noble and thought they said it all for this year’s festivities.
I love traditions, but sometimes they need to be broken. In addition to not making cards, I didn’t make biscotti or any cookies this year! I’ve made biscotti for a long time, but this year I decided not to. I didn’t make or give presents. We also did not buy a real tree because of Ace. We still decorated but kept those pretty low key.
Sometimes traditions really keep us from enjoying this time of the year (or really any holiday). We have all of this stuff we think we need to do and if we don’t do it, the tradition police will come and get us. Also, we hate to disappoint friends (and family). But we need to decide for ourselves what makes our lives less stressful. And for this year, this was our way of making it a nicer holiday.
That said, I hope you are all enjoying your holiday. We may have some snow for Christmas Day. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
One of the traditions we are keeping is making an ornament for our tree. Mine is done but I can’t reveal it yet since it’s a secret!
However your chose to celebrate the holidays, I wish you peace and happiness. Thank you so much for spending some time here visiting and reading about my life adventures. I treasure each and every one of your comments, emails, and voice messages.
I love your Christmas card! And I think you are right on in doing those things that feel right for the time rather than be a slave to traditions. I haven’t put up a tree for several years, since it’s only my hubby and me, and we have 3 cats who would trash it anyway. My big deal this year was finding a radio station that was playing Christmas carols, making some hot spiced cider, and watching the snow come down… oh, and I lit some Christmas candles. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and thanks for all your inspiration!
Merry Christmas to you! I hope you had a great day. We were also a bit nontraditional this year, but I think we ended up enjoying the holiday.
What a great card! I hope your christmas was much less stressful and you got to enjoy a lovely few days 🙂
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Rinda, Thank you! We had a nice quiet holiday and much less stressful! Glad to hear you went a bit non-traditional too. Have a wonderful new year!
Judy, Yours sounded like a lovely Christmas too! Hot spiced cider – not had that in a long time. That would have tasted great the last couple of days. Thank you for reading my blog and commenting.