Santa will come down the chimney very soon! With that comes a lot of expectation of ‘perfection’ but the most important things are to see smiles on our loved ones faces.
How often do we say ‘Christmas is for the children’? And rightly so; but let us not forget those at the end of their years who need memories to sustain them during the forthcoming months.
It’s a busy time of year but you can reduce stress by checking out my Christmas tips http://ezinearticles.com/?10-Top-Tips-for-a-Happy-and-Stress-Free-Christmas&id=5198413 although it may be too late to carry out some of the suggestions.
If you are a parent you may want to read my article for struggling mums https://lanaslifetipsblog.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/christmas-presents-managing-expectations-when-cash-is-short/ Don’t get caught into ‘panic buying’.
Consider making your own gifts: Fudge, Chocolate Brownies or Truffles and wrap in cellophane with a pretty bow. Don’t forget to write on the tag ‘Made by …”
On Christmas Day, don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself. Do laugh, sing, play silly games and wear your Christmas hat with pride. It is this, which makes memories.
Be ready for someone crying, Aunt Maud saying something non-pc after too much sherry and the crackers that may not crack. That’s Christmas!
“Perfection isn’t guaranteed at Christmas nor should it be expected”.
You can buy the book to go with this blog/tweets/Facebook on Amazon for £6.99. It was written for Teens but is now enjoyed by parents/grandparents so they can understand the teens in the family. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lanas-Life-Tips-No-nonsense-Guide/dp/1907172106
Most parents (besides Santa visiting) arrange Christmas so do remember to say ‘thank you’ on Christmas Day.
Have yourself a Merry Christmas and thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to read my blog.
Breathe, take it easy, enjoy it and let what will be, will be.
Lana © xxx