Do you have Christmas dishes? I have a set, and I use the during the month of December. It is a nice change of pace from our regular place settings, and it makes the kitchen look festive to have my Christmas table cloth and dishes out each day.
Another festive thing to do is to put up a Christmas wreath and put out Holiday candles. I use battery-operated lights in my front windows, and I use LED candles in other places in my house. This gives a festive look to the house, and it is very welcoming. I love seeing lights in the windows of houses as I drive down the road.
Many of the Holiday traditions I have done over the years are a part of tying heart strings with my children. I want them to want to come back home for the Holidays when they are grown up and married. I want them to have special memories of this time of the year. I don’t want them to have memories of a stressed out mom who was frantically trying to check things off a list.
Make time each day to play and talk to your children. Tie the heart strings now while they are little. It matters. I see fruits from it now with my young adult children.
Have a great week-end!
Weekly Home Blessing: Take out the trash, Sweep, and Mop
- Make Your Bed (Do this as soon as you get up.)
- Get Dressed Down to Your Shoes
- Swish and Swipe
- Start Your Laundry
- Decide on Dinner
- Check Your Calendar
- Start the Day off with a Shiny Sink. Don’t leave the breakfast dishes sitting.
- Round up this week’s paper. File what needs to be file. Purge what needs to go away. Check your lesson plans for next week.
- Eat Lunch
- Clear off One Hot Spot
- Reboot the Laundry
- Declutter for 15 Minutes (Be sure to have your children declutter, too.)
- Drink Your Water
- Loving movement for 15 Minutes
Before Bed: (This starts right after dinner.)
- Check the Calendar for Tomorrow
- Lay out Your Clothes for Tomorrow (Have your children lay their clothes out, too.)
- Put things at your launch pad
- Shine Your Sink
- Clean Off a Hot Spot
- Go to Bed at Decent Hour