Christmas is two days away!
Are you ready? If you're anything like me, you'll be in the mall on the 24th of December picking up last minute items, whether it's another present for your children (as if they don't have enough already!) or something else for their stockings.
Like the fear of peeling too few potatoes, I have the same fear with presents. What if there aren't enough gifts? In all seriousness, though, December has been a wonderful month, despite the craziness.
Last week, my son performed in his Christmas concert at school, singing beautifully and saying his lines perfectly. We practiced at home and even Dimitry knew the lines by heart! Proud mommy moment, for sure. I even baked the night before for his class party. Of course, I destroyed about two dozen cookies in the process, but luckily, some turned out okay.
Here are some things that have made this month festive and fabulous for me:
Sitting around the Christmas tree with my boys, talking about all the reasons we love Christmas.
Receiving beautiful hand made crafts from my son, including a beautiful card and ornaments.
Watching my boys exchange ornaments, since they each have their own 'side' of the tree, and hearing their negotiations.
Working with my children to make a box of clothes, toys and food items to give away to a family in need.
Working with Christmas Wish Cloud again this year, donating 16 new Christmas presents to kids who are with the Children's Aid Society.
Baking cupcakes and eating cream cheese icing by the spoonful.
Wrapping Christmas presents after the children have gone to sleep.
Hearing my boys laugh while watching Home Alone.
Watching Elf and Love, Actually.
Christmas traditions with my family and enjoying my grandmother's delicious Greek cookies.
Enjoying the fireplace and watching the snow fall, from the warmth of my house.
Playing with beautiful baby niece.
My happy reunion with my hairdresser and loving my blonde again. Sigh...
You know what else if fabulous? Really awesome gift baskets. And I'd love to give one away to you! When the weather outside is frightful, what could be better than snuggling up on the couch with a warm blanket, right?
Thanks to Kijiji and Indigo Books & Music, I'm giving away a gift basket worth $250, filled with:
A $25 Indigo gift card
Cozy knit Scarf and Mitten Set (an Indigo exclusive)
Gary Taxali Wooden Ladder Toy
LED book light
Personal library kit
... and more!
Just leave me a comment telling what is making December fabulous for you!
I'll pick a winner randomly on December 24th. (Contest open to Canadian residents only.)
Updated to add: Congrats to lucky number 31 for winning this basket! Z, email me your address!