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It was a Christmas of simplicity.
Simple meant homemade goodies were made for family and friends in place of expensive store-bought gifts. Gifts the children were able to help make.
Homemade gingerbread cookies and Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies in little glass containers. Hot Cocoa mixes and homemade bath salts. A simple candle to enjoy with the bath salts. And bottles of ready-to-use homemade vanilla extract.
Simple meant only two gifts of “want” were wrapped under the tree for the kids along with a couple of necessities like new PJ’s, a couple of favorite character shirts, and a special sweet treat.
The kids loved the simplicity.
The biggest hit–wrapping paper and bags!
Simplicity, my friends.
Simple meant spending time with loved ones. Talking, laughing, playing, and just being plain ol’ silly.
And isn’t that what Christmas is all about–simplicity.
The simplicity of a baby boy born in a simple stable. The simple act of love that changed the world. Simplicity which is so easily forgotten this time of year.
The simplicity which makes Christmas meaningful, special, and memorable.