Long time, no post. Seems time goes into warp speed in the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There has been no shortage of inspiration at this time of the year, just a lack of time to write about it! I think a new tradition was born today, however, and that deserves some attention. Three friends and I got together to make gingerbread houses. Though husbands wanted to participate we made it a girls only activity. That gave us a chance to catch up as we created our masterpieces.
The holidays are so stressful for adults because of all the responsibility that falls on us to make the perfect meal, the perfect centerpiece, find and perfectly wrap the perfect gift. It's exhausting. Maybe we should embrace the spirit of playfulness with all the aspects of holiday preparation. Then we could enjoy the season like we did as children. I highly recommend a festive activity with loved ones to help capture the spirit!