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Friday, December 13, 2013

You Can Have Whatever You Like.

I was wondering when I would get to title a post with T.I. lyrics.  It looks like today is the day.

I've seen a lot of posts lately trying to define Christmas.  Trying to say what kind of Christmas you should or should not have.  Saying a commercialized Christmas is a big fat no and if you don't think so, you need to reevaluate your life.

Sometimes I can get lost in the place of perfect hair and sage wisdom also known as blogland.  And around a time like this, it can make me feel like I'm doing everything wrong.  Like I'm behind because I haven't baked any Christmas cookies yet.  Or that I'm missing out because we didn't send out a Christmas card this year.  Or I'm a bad person because I want to buy lots of presents.

And that's just not true.  It's not true about me, and it's not true about you.

This Christmas is your Christmas.  Do whatever makes you happy about Christmas.  If you feel like all the shopping and presents commercialize Christmas too much for you, then make your own gifts and focus on the non-commercial aspects.  If eating grilled cheese for a month so you can buy alllll the presents your heart desires for everyone you love is your jam, go for it.  Whatever makes Christmas mean the most to you and your husband//family//puppy//whoever you may live with, that is what you should do.  

Christmas comes once a year and it is much too short.  It's too short to not do what you love to do at Christmastime, and it's too short to waste your time sitting around judging others for how they spend their Christmas.

So get yourself a peppermint mocha and watch Elf and just be incredibly happy that it's Christmas.  Or, don't.  Do whatever makes you happy.  It's your Christmas. 

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  1. Definitely agree! Christmas, or anything else really, can't be defined or put into a box. It's a time for joy, generosity, being present, and a splash of magic to boot. It looks different for everyone, and that's also what's so beautiful about this time of year.

    There's only one real thing I know for sure: the joy in the air is infectious :)
    Lovely post!

  2. I love this post. So true for c\Christmas, any other festival, or just for life. People tell us a lot of things about what we should do and what we should not and make us feel guilty. But in the like you said, we should always do what makes us happy. *hugs*

  3. Hahahah that T.I. title!

  4. Um are you my spirit animal? I think yes. I totally would quote T.I in a blog title, too!

  5. THIS: "Whatever makes Christmas mean the most to you and your husband//family//puppy//whoever you may live with, that is what you should do."

    I agree with each word so much! My husband and I don't buy a bunch of presents ... the holidays for us are a time to take a step back from our usually over hectic lives to spend quality time together ... but I'm very much looking forward to the day where we have children and can invite the magic of Christmas back into our lives :)

  6. You're so wise, I love everything you say!

  7. love this!! merry christmas to all!

  8. so true. there can be a lot of bloggy pressure to do things a certain way for sure, but we all just need to do what makes each of us happy.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  9. I love Christmas time for spending it with my family... it's amazing the debates that come up over the "proper" way to do things. I do think those questions/posts are a little more present in the blog world right now for whatever reason... hope you have fun doing whatever you've got going on!

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May


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