‘Tis the Season

 
 

This is it. This is the year I’m going to be picked up by the Polar Express. I just know it! 😉

from me and my family, specifically me and my goofy sister (see photo above), to everyone who is celebrating this week! I wish you and your loved ones endless joy and warmth during this season and throughout the rest of the year.

My family celebrates Christmas and, today especially, our house is filled with holiday music, the aroma of freshly baked cookies, and a variety of craft supplies. This year, for some reason, does not feel like Christmas. At first I figured it must be because growing up has caused the magical feelings around the holiday to dwindle. However, the more and more I pondered, the more I came to realize that Christmas is Christmas no matter what age I am. I started to blame society. There are many debates about whether Christmas is becoming too commercialized. Have we lost the true meaning of this holiday? Maybe. Maybe not. It’s a difficult topic to take a stance on. Yes, there are many reasons to believe it has become “all about the presents” but at the same time, there are many options if someone wanted to have a more traditional celebration. It’s all about perspective and all about what actions you take to make the holiday how you want it to be for you.

This year, I decided to make my Christmas gifts as homemade as possible. I’ve never been too crazy about blowing tons of money on gifts and not only are homemade gifts fun to make, but they hold a bit more meaning, at least in my eyes. Whether gifts are store-bought or homemade, it really is the thought that counts.

I spend the entire day gluing, cutting, mixing, baking, painting, and pasting while listening to Glee Cast (Holiday) radio and munching on homemade cookies. I love arts and crafts, so while my head was feeling fuzzy from smelling modge podge for hours, I was in complete bliss! I will most definitely be posting the homemade gifts that I created along with tutorials for each of them in a day or so. I don’t want my friends and family who read my blog to stumble upon the post and have the surprise ruined! So once everyone has received their gift, expect crafty posts coming your way!

I am spending the 25th by going to morning mass followed by a delicious meal with my family and relatives. My boyfriend is coming in the evening to visit, which I am very excited about. I can’t wait to spend some quality time with a large group of loved ones and talk and laugh the night away!

I wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a (very) merry Christmas! Tell me about them! I would love to hear how everyone’s festivities went! How did you survive the craziness of December? What was your favorite gift you purchased for someone? Do you enjoy homemade gifts? Talk to me! 🙂

Also! Stop the presses! Thinking Out Loud is now a part of the Twitterverse! I recently deleted my personal twitter, but I still want to have an account where I can share blog updates to a larger part of the internet. Social media is a great way to attract an audience, lemme tell ya….

So, follow me! Tweet tweet

Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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Laurie Hamame

Ball of sunshine. Chronic giggler. A lover of all things sweet potato. An overly friendly, world traveling, body positive warrior. Avid bookworm. Self-proclaimed chef and spiritually Italian. Promotor of daily walks, coffee dates and 30-second dance parties.

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