In the wake of last year's post informing you of my 5 Holiday Don'ts I thought it prudent to share 5 of my Holiday DOs.
Note: The first "holiday do" is actually to let your two children design the picmonkey image for your post. Hence, the bespectacled, ear-muffed, candy cane and cookie-holding snowman you see above.
As you know, if you read last year's post, I do not go all out for the holidays. Nevertheless, I am no Scrooge. I love The Season and all the madness that comes with it. Even I have traditions I won't let pass me by. If you visit my on my Facebook page, you may even catch me in the act of enjoying even more holiday cheer.
5 Must Do Holiday Traditions:
Make a Special Meal. On Christmas Eve I make cheese fondue. It was a tradition started in my childhood when a storm left us without power for three days. A fondue pot came to the rescue and I haven't missed a year since.
Buy a Real Tree. It will upset some people when I say this but I cannot get behind the practice of putting up a fake tree. I sound like a snob, but fake foliage is not for me. It has no woodsy smell, no romantic nostalgia and you have to store it 11 months of the year. A few needles on the floor are totally worth the joy of a real tree.
Give Generously. Remember when I said I don't give a lot of gifts? Well, that's true. For people I know. As a family we give generously to toy drives and several charities over the holidays.
Visit the Holiday Windows. Oooh, I love the holiday windows! Lord & Taylor's are my favorite because I can indulge my obsession with the miniature. Needless to say, I go at off-peak hours.
Take it Easy. The best part about having a To Don't List, is that the items on my To Do List are so much more enjoyable. Don't your think?
What's your favorite thing to do over the holidays? What is your absolute "MUST DO!"?