I have been participating in The Nester’s 31 Days Challenge, so for the month of October I wrote each day about 31 Days of Christmas: plan a little now to enjoy it more later. You can see all of the posts here.
Y’all, today is the last day of this series. Can you believe it? It has flown by!
I know that most of my posts have focused on the lighter side of Christmas – ornaments, baking goodies, and wrapping presents. I’m not a gifted writer and I knew that if I tried to write 31 posts that each said “focus on Jesus,” they would be forced and uninspired.
Don’t get me wrong – it is always worth repeating that Christmas is about Jesus.
I just don’t have original or beautiful words to give so instead I felt led to give you what I could – some ideas of ways to plan for the less-important aspects of Christmas (baking apple pie, planning gifts, etc.) to make them easier and less stressful. My hope is that we can free up our time and energy to focus on what is more important. If we can plan ahead a little bit, I think that Christmas will be a more like the way we envision.
I’ve tried to prepare myself early this year because I want a more meaningful Christmas. I want to be able to relax and cherish time with family and friends. Most importantly, I want to be focused on celebrating the birth of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. I’m so thankful for you.
P.S. If you didn’t see the post yesterday, you can get the Christmas planner that I made just by signing up for email updates!