Written by contributor Renee Tougas of FIMBY.
For several weeks now, and even months in some cases, bloggers have been posting about preparing for a simpler holiday.
I haven’t done any planning whatsoever, except for pinning a few wishful thinking, “maybe I’ll find extra energy next month” crafty ideas on a Pinterest board.
November was an unreal crazy month for our family. Another move. Our second in six months. The worst cold we’ve had in years, the same time as our move. And now, in two days we celebrate our youngest daughter’s 9th birthday.
Christmas has not been on the radar. At all.
It appears that everyone around us has their holiday act together. They made a budget and saved money. Handmade gifts were started back in July. A cute family photo is back from the printer, ready to be mailed. Operation Christmas Child boxes have already been sent.
These theoretical people – I know they’re out there, I used to be one – are really on the ball.
Then there’s our family.