A Minimalist Christmas

I was talking to a friend the other day about Christmas and all the festivities and activities that come along with it. She mentioned a couple of things that made me see how commercialized Christmas has become. Not that my realization is unheard of. For years, I’ve been seeing write-ups on how people focus more on the material side of the holidays, instead of the spirit of it. And it’s so much more true now. There’s a lot more of the Martha Stewart vibe going on than ever before. My husband comments, it’s social media. People see so many beautiful […]

Continue Reading

Christmas Traditions 2014: Our little Christmas Tree

We always put up the Christmas tree on December 1.¬†Well, okay, not always. I think last year, we put it up five days later, but we always aim to put it up on time. We consider Christmas tree night to be an important day for our family because it marks the beginning of our family Christmas traditions for the year. If you’re not familiar with Family Christmas Traditions, it’s a list of activities you do as a family during the Christmas season to reflect the meaning of the season in our lives and to build a lifetime of memories for […]

Continue Reading