I’m big on traditions. I’m a kind of a holiday tradition nut. I’ve blogged about our different traditions several times here on the blog. I’ll link those posts at the bottom of this post if you want to check them out.
As my kids get older and we get busier (and I seem to get more tired!!), I’ve taken a look at our list of traditions and sometimes feel like it’s becoming a list of to-do’s to check off. I’m starting to feel tired just thinking about them.
Don’t get me wrong. I love this time of year and want to make it special for my kids and family. I also don’t want to be an exhausted wreck come December 26th.
So I’m doing myself 2 favors:
1.) I’m staying off Pinterest because hello, Pinterest is partially the reason how we get ourselves in our overextended boats.
2.) I’m cutting back on our yearly traditions and doing just the few that really bring us joy and involve the least amount of work for me:) I might do more next year; but this year, I’m giving myself a break.
Being together, talking, reading Christmas stories, watching Christmas movies, playing games, looking out for how we can serve others during the holidays, taking naps. That’s the ticket.
I read a great article here about what Not To Do during the holidays.
Here are past posts about some of our favorite things to do at Christmas.
Now, go eat some leftovers, put up your feet and watch Christmas with the Kranks.