...ok really there's 24 days of Christmas (which is in itself WONDERFUL, yet horrifying for the procrastinator in me)...and I am staring at the tree that has been standing up in our family room for a week....parially lit and thinking of the mere craziness that I have walked by it for a few days now (ok almost 6 days) without a thought that it's just hovering there skunkeyeing me with disdain as I neglect it.
...but in my defense I have many things to work on and create...baking and my poor Tahoe broke down for the final time this week and we had to leave it in an used car lot this week and I felt so sad for Kerby...as he was our car for ten years. I was assured that he would have a good home, or go on to help other Tahoes just like him and the car salesman probably found me completely certifiable in that moment...Karl is beyond used to this...so this was no surprise to him as he rolled his eyes and kindly grabbed my hand so I wouldn't tear up.
...some of the scrappy goodness that I am creating is not in vain. It's very easy to create the following 12 Days of Christmas Garland that I made for SRM Stickers:
This is a different take on the Twelve Days of Christmas....usually people use it as a countdown to the big day...but I created this countdown calendar to be used from the 26th of December to the 6th of January to celebrate the Epiphany. I have always felt connected to The Magi, they are my favorite part of the Christmas Story...they blindly left everything behind to seek the King of Kings and I imagine, though wise, they were filled with uncertainty and realized that even in their faith, they were risking everything. To me that is amazing, and I forever try to emulate that faith in my own life...I know that I fail daily, but I keep trying.
Each day on the Twelve Days of Christmas has a symbolic way to celebrate and some sort of observation or activity for us to do....and the kids are beyond excited to start this new tradition this year.
Have a wodnerful Friday! I hope you have a great weekend as well..and start some new traditions or keep observing your familiar ones. ♥