Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
My childhood Christmases were a blur of people coming in and out in the small house I grew up in. Cousins and aunts and uncles would come over for a few days and we’d all be together for the holidays season. The schools were closed and it was the prefect time to re-acquaint us with our extended family. My parents enjoyed having a full house and as a result I have been very eager to bring similar early childhood memories to my own children.
So here I am getting ready to host our own Christmas Eve party, having invited 5 couples and their children over. Some of them will be going back home after the party and some will be sleeping over. It’s been a family tradition for the past 7 years and exception made last year when I went back home I have always been quite excited when the time to prepare everything finally arrives.
Lovely Husband took care of the grocery shopping for me so for the next three days I will start preparing and putting together this meal we will all share on Christmas Eve. As a bonus this year I will be off work until next Thursday and I am looking forward to putting my feet up once everything is done…
Right now, however I have a few more errands to run, a few more gifts to wrap and a few more dishes to prepare…I’ll be going now but not before asking you dear friend…
What are your holiday traditions? Tell me I’d love to know 🙂