If you're anything like me, the days leading up to Christmas can be a bit chaotic. The kids are out of school (in my opinion, for way too long), so you're not only juggling all your cookie making, holiday shopping, Christmas caroling, gift giving, party going, etc., but you're doing it with kids in tow. One second I'm at the grocery store getting all my ingredients for fruitcake and the next I'm bowling, then shopping, then wrapping... Is it cocktail time yet?
Yes it is. Champagne, please? With all the Christmas chaos, we sometimes forget what the holidays are really about. There's so much emphasis on what to buy, what to wear, who to see. Let's get back to what's really important... being with the ones we love. In black faux leather pants, an oversized white checked sweater and lug sole booties, I can forget about all the running around and present buying and focus on my friends and family. Once again, comfort and function trump contemporary fashion.
This year for the holidays, I'm throwing on functional and fashionable pieces that allow me to focus on what's really important. Don't forget that this time of year is meant to be spent with the ones you love. If you can't be with the ones you love (my sister and her family live in Atlanta, GA and I only get to see her every few Christmases, so I get it) make sure you call them and wish them a very Merry Christmas. Before you know it, it will be 2016 and we will be busy fulfilling our New Years Resolutions.
Make an early resolution this year and give your time and love to the ones that really matter in your life. Children don't stay small forever, so cherish them now. Our elders too will not be around forever. Make sure you reach out to them. Forget about all the grudges you hold and offer joy and forgiveness in your heart. This is a time of year to reflect and spread Christmas cheer! I offer everyone that reads this special Christmas blog a very Merry Christmas.