Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Preparing for Christmas

This year, our home decorations will be minimal, partially because we will be away for the holiday, partially because our two little kitty hooligans consider anything sparkly to be toys and theirs for the taking. I've been draping garlands over the doorways and curtain rods, and this weekend I will take out the simple, sweet manger my mother gave me years ago and set it up on the mantle. Perhaps some candles, but no tree this year. (too tempting for kittens!)
More and more, I'm becoming turned off to the commercialism of Christmas and looking forward to quality time with my husband and daughter.  The most important element of the season, to me, is love. Love of family and friends, and appreciation for the blessings that are ours.

Hope your holidays and holiday preparations are going well!