The countdown to Christmas is 3 days friends, 3 days! I can’t even believe it, or maybe I just don’t want to. For me the best parts of Christmas come with the Christmas season and not so much the actual day itself. Honestly, I typically find Christmas Day to be a little bit depressing. That may ring especially true this year since I will be anticipating a move days later.
But enough about that, there is still more celebrating ahead! Festivus (A made up holiday.) (Any Seinfeld fans out there?) and Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is without a doubt, my favorite day of the year.
Since today is Five Things Friday, and I am supposed to be sharing all about the things in my life that are bringing me joy, I wanted to share 5 of my favorite parts about Christmas. These are the things that will be making me smile over these next few days.
My 5 Christmas Joys
The only thing I love more than eating cookies is baking and sharing them with friends and family. On a Typical year we bake 5-6 types of cookies and then we dip 2-3 different things. This year I opted to scale things back a bit. However, we are still making double batches of our 3 favorite kinds of cookies. Peanut Butter Blossoms, Sugar Cookies and Chocolate Chip.
Christmas Eve Service
My favorite church service of the year is Christmas Eve. Reflecting on how long His arrival was anticipated and the celebration of the Saviors birth stirs my heart. I’m reminded that just like they were waiting, we are too. One day, He will come again.
What would Christmas be without plenty of family time? Russ started his Christmas vacation today and he’ll be off for the rest of the year. We are so excited, even though we know we’ll be busy. We also have celebrations planned with extended family over the next few days too.
Nothing beats Christmas Eve magic. It is something I have been able to tangibly feel since I was a little girl and it has only been sweeter since becoming a mama.
From cookies for Santa, cinnamon rolls, watching Nation Lampoons Christmas Vacation EVERY Christmas Eve with Russ, Holiday pj’s and more. There are so many sweet traditions that the next few days bring.
So, what brings you joy?
What are you looking forward to the most over the next few days?
Since Monday is Christmas, and I don’t have anything planned for a little bit, I wanted to wish you and yours a VERY Merry Christmas! I hope your holiday celebrations are full of love, peace and joy!
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