Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays
11 Dec 2013

If you saw our newsletter, you know we’ve been talking lists and tips, savvy shopping and party preparation to help you cross those holiday tasks off your list. But now that we’re in the holiday home stretch, we wanted to remind everyone (including ourselves) that while these next two weeks might be crunch time to finish up your holiday preparation, it’s also now or never to sit back and enjoy the holiday anticipation.

If you’re like me and you enjoy the lights, the music and the holiday cards from friends and family, don’t forget to take it all in. Before we know it, it will be January and we’ll all be on to the next thing. We managed to get a tree up in our house last weekend and one of my favorite ways to wind down in the evenings is to sit on the couch and enjoy the warm glow and wonderful scent of our tree…preferably with a glass of wine. So take a moment to remember your favorite holiday pleasures and make time to get your fill over the next couple weeks. If that means scribbling out some to-do items that just aren’t going to get done, I give you absolute permission to do so.

And for those of you (I mean “us”) still running around trying to buy, wrap and ship holiday gifts, here’s my stay sane tip: While you’re waiting in the line at the Post Office, try not to tap your foot or look at your watch with steam coming out of your ears…it’s not a good look. Instead, take a moment to send a message to a long lost friend or simply enjoy watching the world around you. Most of the time, it all goes by too fast!

Wrapping Paper

Sarah Buckwalter