I don't know what happened but I am very behind with my Christmas preparations this year. I started way to late and had too many things distracting me. But ready or not, Christmas is here. And so in order to stay relaxed and enjoy this time for what it should be, I have given myself permission to just do less. "It is okay", I am telling myself, if everything I wanted to do did not get done, or if everything is not done exactly the way I wanted it to be. This letting go does not come natural to me. It is a struggle to fight the 'everything has to be perfect' thing. But I am trying.
Despite being behind, the gifts did get wrapped and are officially under the tree. I like anything with initials and love using them for gift tags. I printed these using a white card stock; the font is Edwardian Script and the font size I used is 260. They are a simple way to add a little flair to a package. I had fun bringing in this year's color of the year - turquoise.
I make snowflake cookies every year at Christmas. They are very time consuming but they are so worth it. They are like little works of art. I give them out to special friends and I usually give one for each person. I stack them and wrap them in cellophane. I also make round cookies (snowballs?) which are much easier! I had a lot of issues baking them today. My 20-year-old oven decided it would throw a little fit this morning and it took some adjusting before I could get a good batch. And so many of them broke! So I made what I could. And I am reminding myself again that it is okay.
I hope that you are enjoying your last minute preparations and that you will give yourself permission to let some things go too. xo Sherri