I'm writing this post to remind myself next year not to make Christmas so complicated.
It doesn't have to be liked 100 times on Pinterest or featured on someone's blog.
All it has to do is bring glory to the One whose birthday we are celebrating and provide a sense of security and good memories for our children. If Mom is stressed nobody's happy, and this mom seems to be fairly easily stressed these days...
Maybe I'll try these ideas next year--
(I'm writing them here so I'll remember)
No shopping for gifts online, spending hours researching reviews and trying to get something "just perfect". Just go to town with Andy one evening and buy everyone something.
The decorations do not need to be trendy or photo worthy. Just warm and welcoming.
Store bought snacks are fine. Don't stress about making 5 types of Christmas cookies.
Play lots of music- Christmas music always puts me in a better mood, and playing it myself on the piano is even better.
Spend some extra time in Bible study, this month our pastor has been doing a series of sermons on Christmas from Mary's point of view and I have really appreciated them, maybe look them up and listen again online?