Friday, November 09, 2007
spt - 3...2...1...
ahh, do you hear it? see it? smell it? those first hints of the holiday season to come...
you won't be surprised to know that i (of *pumpkin-spice-candle-day* and *orange-shirt-month* fame) have some pretty strong holiday practices: i love Christmas music, but can't listen to it before december first; i have never put up a Christmas tree on Thanksgiving Day; despite the best-laid plans, i rarely get my cards out before the week of Christmas. i have definitely made a concious effort over the past few years to simplify our holidays so that we get more out of them.
i invite you to visit my archives for a daily walk through last december. i adopted an idea from loobylu (oh, i miss you, loobylu) for a daily acitivity for each day of Advent.
the inspiration piece:
our daily activities were a huge part of our holiday season. as you read through the posts, though, you will see we lost a little steam as we got closer to Christmas. so i'm tweaking a little bit for this year. this was a great project for our family, but it does involve a little advance preparation.
so this week's spt challenge is to take a few moments and focus on that special holiday *thing* that you are planning for this year. we are less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving. don't sacrifice your vision of a perfect holiday season by running out of time! give yourself permission to get prepared, and don't forget to snap a photo of you in that moment!