We are also making an effort to spend less because, again, stop it with the stuff. I have a decent list of DIY Christmas gifts I have put together over the past few months (friends and family, be prepared…) If spending money on a gift, we are considering things that are practical, enjoyable and most importantly, meaningful. And if I actually go through with any of this DIY business, rest assured there will be a post about it, wink wink.
This really is a time of thanks; if you stop for a moment and take inventory of your life, you will find you are immensely, tremendously, incredibly blessed. And it’s not just the stuff you have; it’s the people, the relationships, the memories, the time together, the experiences, the laughter, the love.