I’ll start with the confession, dear readers. I am a fun-loving girl and like to celebrate for just about any reason you can come up with, but there’s a big but. I’m not a huge fan of Christmas. There. I said it. Feel free to judge, but it’s just not my thing. I mean, you won’t find someone more excited about the birth of a little, especially when that little was the most perfect gift ever given. Ever. So it’s not the reason for the season that makes my “Bah” show, it’s all the hoopla that goes with it. PS, I know you probably think I’ve lost my mind mentioning Christmas before my kids even walk through the classroom door, but I’ve got big hopes for this year, and want to find myself enjoying the process, not merely surviving it. Ya feelin’ me? Anyone? Anyone?
Lest you think I’m a total buzzkill, I love me some Thanksgiving. It’s all the food, family, and fun without all the fret of literally buying in to all of the commercialization surrounding the birth of our savior.
Having said that, a few things come to mind. A) I can’t believe I just told you all that I’m not a fan of Christmas, B) I feel much better now, and C) I’m really excited to tell you how I plan to get myself together and enjoy the holiday season this year. Thanks to my friend Edie Wadsworth at Life In Grace, I’m going to get a jump start on holiday decor and gifts, and-get this-actually enjoy the process instead of slogging through! Take a look at the photo and description of the e-course that she and eight other creative types will be presenting. Now that is a lot of creativity, friends!
Fall is right around the corner and a time when many of us start making our homes warm and cozy for the seasons and holidays ahead.
Because the holidays can also be a time of stress, conflict, loneliness, sadness and disappointment, I want this course to be a reminder of what you bring into your home, your family and the beauty that your life and gifts bring to those around you.
You will be encouraged as you hear honestly from each woman about the times things did not go as planned during their holidays.
You will hear honest discussions about their own journey of hospitality.
You will walk away inspired as you hear about the traditions and special moments from their childhood and how they create special moments with their families today.
You will be able to watch beautiful videos with gift giving ideas, decorating projects and favorite family recipes.
We all want to create authentic moments with our friends and family.
We all desire for the ones we love to leave our homes knowing that they were welcomed and loved.
My hope is that this course will help you to slow down and find the joy and beauty in the holidays.
Joy? Beauty? Decor? Food? Honesty about things that didn’t go as planned? I’m in! For lots more information about the course (and all the goodies it includes) head over to Edie’s Blog. Truly, I am looking forward to enjoying the process and plan to work on my heart along the way. Won’t you join me?