Do you find yourself, like me, rushing to get things done in the last few days before the 24th and 25th? I always think I have done so much advance preparation that THIS TIME I will not face a last minute race. WRONG! I guess I should just accept this as part and parcel of putting on a festive occasion for loved ones.
Certainly part of the crunch is because there are many things that can only be done the day of the celebrations. Wherever we are in our preparations, let's all try to enjoy the process. It is such a privilege to be with those who matter most to us and to be able to prepare many of their favourite holiday treats! Our thoughts go out to those who, for whatever reason, are not with their loved ones at this time.
Whether you are making gifts, shopping, wrapping, baking, cooking, cleaning, decorating, volunteering, packing, travelling, writing letters/cards, visiting, partying, laying-low, reminiscing, vacationing, having a low-key holiday...whatever - may ALL your days be merry and bright!