I know, you probably feel overwhelmed by holiday tasks. I know that I do. But it’s important to avoid getting so bogged down by preparations that you forget to enjoy yourself and time with your loved ones.
One great way to enjoy the season is to participate in the special holiday happenings in your community. Most communities offer some special holiday events. Perhaps there is the lighting of a Christmas tree or a Christmas market. Maybe there is a special display of lights or a community concert. Maybe there’s a parade. Perhaps your church has a living nativity or festival of lessons and carols.
Some of these things are free; others have a small charge. Many continue through New Year’s Day to give you even more time to get there.
This year, participate in one community event. There’s no point in preparing if we forget to celebrate!