Do Fancy Decorations and Expensive Presents Make A Loving Holiday Season?
A loving holiday season is not about fancy decorations and expensive presents.
A loving holiday season is not about cramming as many activities and festivities in as you possibly can. It isn’t about having the biggest Christmas party, or the biggest tree.
Chanukah is not all about presents for 8 nights. Christmas isn’t about the big presents and the fancy decorations.
Instead, the holiday season is about spending time with loved ones, exchanging meaningful gifts, and enjoying each other’s company.
It’s hard to enjoy this very special season when your calendar is so full that you’re simply rushing from one event to the next.
Instead of aiming to fit it all in, do it all, and go all out on everything from decorating the house and yard to hosting various celebrations, slow down.
Enjoy this time with your family. Snuggle up on the couch and watch a favorite holiday movie.
Make some holiday crafts with the kids. Take a nap or sip a cup of peppermint tea. Slow down and soak it all in.
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The biggest problem with doing too much and having too much is that it all loses meaning.
This is particularly true around the winter holidays.
Instead of buying more and more gifts, set a limit and spend both time and money on quality instead of quantity.
A couple of well-chosen presents is much more memorable than a big pile of 25 to 30 things that looks impressive at first glance. Some of those presents for each night of Chanukah can even be traditional gelt.
Instead of going all out with the decorations, do a few things well and chose items that have a deep meaning to you and your family.
Instead of hosting large dinner gatherings, fix something nice for the people that mean the most to you.
Focus On What Really Matters.
Focus on the truly important stuff, be it spiritual or just for fun and enjoy this holiday season.
In other words, force yourself to focus on the truly important stuff.
What do you want to remember come February? Who are the people you want to spend this special season with? What holiday events and gatherings are most important to you and your family?
Please let me know in the comments below.
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