Wow, tomorrow is Christmas! This year has definitely been an interesting year to say the least. I feel as if we just celebrated the New Year. This year we have experienced so much sadness, pain, and worry. Living through a pandemic doesn’t come with a handbook and it has definitely been trying at times. We have lost so much this year and our normal life became history as we all had to change our ways to stay safe and keep our loved ones healthy. I know many are struggling this holiday season but remember that Christmas and the holiday season means so much more than just gifts.
The holiday season is about family and loved ones. This year we may not be able to be with all of our family and loved ones, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate with them. This year many of us will be on Zoom videoing with family and friends in order to flatten the curve. There are so many other ways to celebrate as well! Do a drive by dinner drop or celebrate Christmas with a socially distance Christmas Caroling. Snuggle up at home with some good food, drinks, Christmas classics, and be merry.
As this year may not be what we expected, it’s the year we learned to appreciate the small things in life. It’s the year we learned to cherish the slower moments and spent more time with our immediate family then we probably ever have. Don’t let 2020 steal your Christmas too. Make the most of what you have.
This year our family will be spending Christmas at home. We have fun things planned like Christmas karaoke, painting ornaments, and watching more Christmas movies. It may not be our “normal” Christmas, but it is nice to slow down a bit and enjoy the smaller moments. If I’m being completely honest, this is the least stressed I have ever been during the holidays since there are less expectations.
No matter what you are doing this holiday season, remember to cherish even the smallest moments. If there is one thing 2020 has taught us, don’t take anything or anyone for granted. Make this Christmas and holiday season the best yet!