In December, I hope to:
*Light a candle each week for Advent and spend some time each day reading scripture and reflecting on what it means to be living the Advent season.
*Make this Let Your Heart Be Light glitter banner for my home.
*Visit my favorite vintage store (they go all out with vintage Christmas decorations).
*Host a cookie-baking party (and bake Chocolate Cherry [or Strawberry] Cookie Drops.
(What’s your favorite holiday cookie recipe?)
*Watch Christmas movies.
(What’s your favorite? I’ll add it to my list!)
*Make some meaningful handmade Christmas gifts.
(Check out A Beautiful Mess for some great ideas!)
*Document the season with picture-taking and art journaling.
*Enjoy time off work.
*Approach the holidays with this in mind: to choose quality over quantity, meaning over mania, people over pressure, relationship over rushing (from Shauna Niequist).
*Go ice skating (it’s been years!) or sled riding.
*Make hot cocoa.
*Visit some of the cute towns nearby that have sweet little downtown areas that get all decked out for Christmas.
What are your December plans/traditions?