The Christmas extravaganza

It’s that time of year again.

I gave up on Christmas years ago. It’s just too much hype. Oh, sure, I still give a few gifts and we try to get together for a meal, but the kids know that Christmas is what they choose to make it, not what I manufacture. It’s works really well for us.

Gone are the hundreds of Christmas cards. I haven’t done them in ten years or so. I did bake cookies this year, but they were for home consumption. The house has a few decorations, but nothing to plaster across a magazine spread.

This year we made a pact in the extended family to go back to buying gifts for everyone now that the kids are older. The deal also included a price limit of about $20 a gift. I have to say, I’ve had a lot more fun buying gifts this year than in a long time. Of course, bargains seem to have thrown themselves at my feet given the economy, so it’s been a pretty satisfying experience. Everything is wrapped and ready to go.

Now that two out of three are living out of the house, the very best part of the season is having the family together again. We all managed to get to church together yesterday morning and that’s probably the best Christmas present any mom can have. The rest of the week is just a bonus.

I wish you a very happy Christmas week.

–Cindy

Comments

  1. “I gave up on Christmas years ago. It’s just too much hype.”

    I hope you mean the commercialization of Christmas and not the real meaning of Christmas

  2. “…the very best part of the season is having the family together again.”

    Hear, hear. I look forward to my kids arriving from TN Wed. morning. We’ll go to church together Christmas Eve.

    You have a great Christmas with your family.

  3. Merry Christmas!