Last year we cut the cord on Christmas gifts. We don't exchange gifts. It's wonderful and freeing. In fact, I had time to have my grandma visit for a few days this last weekend and it was relaxed and enjoyable because I wasn't thinking of all the things I had to get done. We have family coming in this next weekend too. I don't feel the usual stress of getting everything done - shopping, baking, etc.
Of course, we decorate and celebrate. There are Christmas cookies and gingerbread houses. But it is all done to spend time together.
Christmas means more now.
I saw this video on my friend's blog, loved it and wanted to share it here.
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