Holiday resolutions

Published by Lori Pickert on December 7, 2011 at 02:36 PM


Holiday Resolutions, 2007–2011. (I rerun this post most years.)

I will not make a holiday village out of gingerbread and royal icing.

I will make sugar cookies and let the kids decorate most of them.

I will not make my own, fabulous yard decorations out of dried grapevine and fairy lights.

I will let the boys hang the loud, multicolored lights they like.

I will not make all my gifts.

I will lay on the floor and watch "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "The Grinch" with the boys.

I will not take the boys to see "The Nutcracker".

I will play board games with them on the floor under the tree.

I will not organize a ski trip for friends and family.

I will sled with the boys in the backyard.

I will not take a special holiday portrait of the kids and send it out to friends and family with tasteful letterpress cards.

I will recycle a vacation picture and order 29-cent cards online. And I'll send half as many as last year.

I will not take tins of homemade cookies and fudge to our friends, neighbors, and service people.

I will invite my friends over to eat cookies and hang out.

I will not go to a different party every weekend.

I will stay home and make paper chains.



Comment by Lori Pickert on December 7, 2011 at 02:41 PM

wow. evidently, i bought cards for 29 cents in 2007!

Comment by Wendy on December 7, 2011 at 02:48 PM

I totally missed the point of this post. I now want to make that village. :)

Comment by Dawn Suzette on December 7, 2011 at 03:08 PM

Sounds just right to me.... Although I will be stitching a few gifts while I snuggle on the couch watching holiday movies with the kids.
Have a wonderful holiday season Lori!!

Oh... and I was thinking I need to ask you where you found the 29 cent cards ;) At a dollar seven each to post to the US there have not been C'mas cards coming out of this house since we moved.

Comment by amy on December 7, 2011 at 03:45 PM

We all have our own versions of this list! The key is Doing What Makes You Happy And Not What You Think Others Expect. :-) I like to make gifts, as do my kids, so we'll be making some together, too. BUT I HATE GLITTER. So we won't be using any of THAT. Gingerbread anything is a gluten nightmare, so I have a nice out there. ;) And this year I decided I didn't feel like putting together a photo card (and paying for them), so I decided to make our own cards, incorporating my 10yo's awesome version of "My Favorite Things." (Hint: It includes aliens and Darth Vader.)

Comment by sarah :: greenclogs on December 7, 2011 at 04:26 PM

This looks exactly like my list this year. You must be a good influence on me. :)

Comment by Lynn on December 7, 2011 at 05:40 PM

Whoa, it never occurred to me to make paper chains out of FUN paper! Duh!!!

Comment by Heather on December 7, 2011 at 08:13 PM

I love it. I used to send cards in February, because that was around the time I remembered. I figured everyone needed a Valentine's Day card with our family photo.

Comment by shelli on December 8, 2011 at 02:16 PM

I've decided not to send Christmas cards this year, and I'm feeling good about that. ;)

Comment by Maryam on December 8, 2011 at 07:25 PM

awesome list :)

Comment by Tammy on December 9, 2011 at 02:37 AM

It is good to remember that all of that rush and frazzle that you hear people complain about... is a choice.

Comment by Steph on December 10, 2011 at 07:40 PM

Great post! It sounds like a plan for a relaxed, enjoyable holiday.

Post new comment