Hi friends! It’s hard to believe that it’s already Christmas Eve! I hope that all of you are surrounded by family and friends. The holidays can be stressful…trying to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones and making sure that all of your family members feel valued. With diverse family dynamics it is often especially challenging to make sure that everyone feels included especially when children and grandchildren are involved. My wish for you all as you are running from family to family tonight and tomorrow is to let go of the expectations and embrace every moment and allow yourself to find happiness in the love and blessings that God has put into your life.
If you are out running last minute Christmas errands, I feel you! It’s crazy out there! My mom, sister and I spent several hours last night putting together a pink Mustang “race car” that my four year old niece asked Santa for when she was at Disney World last month. It brought back memories of one late night many years ago staying up half the night assembling a Barbie Jeep for my daughter on Christmas Eve. I have to say, we were much faster this year!
In case you are looking for a few great easy and inexpensive stocking stuffers or gifts, these two are sure to be a hit:
1. Date Night/Relax & Enjoy Night
For teenagers, decorate a bottle of Welch’s Sparkling Cider, a bag of popcorn, and a Redbox prepaid movie code or a iTunes gift card for movie rental. I gave this to my daughter & her boyfriend in their stocking. For a special adult in your life substitute sparkling cider with a wine bottle.
I recently attended a Christmas brunch and discovered this gem in “our favorites” white elephant exchange. Click here for recipes for absolutely delicious drinks!
Do you have any new favorites you’ve found this year? I know our readers would love to hear your ideas!
I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Keeping it Short & Sweet,