Christmas Day has been coming. It has come. They waited. We waited. They journeyed. We journey. So let us also praise, give thanks, and worship, the Lord that was born this day! IS born this day! To bring joy, peace & hope to this world!
Truth be told, I started working on this post before Advent started. Before our life took a sudden turn. I thought I knew what our Advent season would look like. I had a devotional in hand, the notion of daily quiet time, Advent candles at the ready, simplified Christmas goals & acts of kindness planned… we would quietly and joyfully anticipate the arrival of Christmas Day. An “ideal” Advent. But life is far from ideal, a lesson we have learned over & over.
All we can do is trust. Be present. And trust.
As a household, we get excited for Christmas, we grab hold of events and traditions, we bake, we sing, we watch our favourite movies.
This year I’ve been trying extra hard to keep things simple and our schedule more open than past years.
I also want to try a few “retro” activities like simply driving around in pajamas to look at lights. Maybe build a classic gingerbread house. Some sledding. That kind of stuff.
I’m trying to avoid the bustle a bit.
Oh Christmas time, how I love thee. The sights, sounds & smells give me all the good feels. And of course, story time in our house shifts over to holiday books! We snuggle in and read childhood favourites, with worn & soft pages, and dive in to the crisp pages of new stories. Come, pull up a seat, and take a peek at some of our Christmas picks.
New month, new oils! And of course, December is very special because of the holiday season it includes! We’ve put together quite an awesome post for you. Not only are we sharing our essential oil picks of the month and downloadable diffuser recipes, we also have a tutorial on DIY candle making!! Perfect for hosting & gifting during Christmas!