Well, would you let me give you a bit of advice?
STOP . . . right where you are, STOP!
Christmas can be "the BEST one Ever" without burning the candle at both ends. You don't have to make sure every thing is PERFECT!
To make your Christmas Perfect . . . all you need is YOU. Spending Christmas with the ones you LOVE! Focusing on the Reason for Christmas!
Christmas isn't about:
- Christmas cards - although they are fun to receive, they are not mandatory.
- Pinterest - beautiful ideas, but who has time to keep up with them, let alone try them!
- Parties - extra planning, extra expense - why not just skip a big party and have a simple family movie night or time of singing carols instead.
- Exterior illumination - it is fun to drive around and see all of the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations people spend hours and hours putting up. However, Christmas isn't all about the Christmas lights either.
Christmas IS about the Gift. Not the gifts we give one another, but THE ULTIMATE GIFT . . . Jesus Christ, born in a humble manger surrounded by Joseph, Mary and Angels. God gave Him to each of us . . .
For God so loved the world, that He gave His ONLY begotten Son, the who ever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:7
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6