Christmas can be such a busy time of year. With all the festivities and all the extra things to do, it’s easy for it to pass by in a festive blur. I find it’s really important to stop, take a breath and remind myself to be really mindful about what we commit to as a family, and make sure I am able to enjoy all the special times that December has to offer.
Here are some of the things we do in order to have a slow and natural Christmas…
Well, if you can believe it, we find ourselves at the end of another month, so here I am with the ‘monthly voice december’. As well as being the end of the month, of course it’s the end of the year too. Hope you have all had a chance to take some down-time over the festive period and are feeling ready for the new year ahead. I will be back with my reflection on 2015 soon, but for now here’s what we’ve been up to, and the things I have been loving during December.
It is midwinter on the 22nd of December here in the northern hemisphere. The shortest day and the longest night. It is a time that has me thinking about midwinter rituals, and new family traditions that Bailey, my husband, and myself can begin.
The festivities and preparations that come hand in hand with early December keep us busy through the early stages of the season. It’s good to have these traditions and rituals to take comfort from, as the true depth of Winter is yet to come.