|Can you tell Noah always has the same pose nowadays? On his way to attacking the camera...|
|Celebratory Lights! My favourite part of the house|
Of course, here in Boston we have help: We have the seasons and our church has advent. I’m baking bread and making soup and getting ready for Christmas, even if it doesn’t mean a day off or anything like that.
I saw this documentary a few years ago, and it gave me a self-righteous argument to affirm my frugal, non-gift giver tendencies. This year, I'm trying to wrap my head around giving and generosity that isn't consumerist, excessive or wasteful. It's hard! I think the challenge is to navigate Christmas like our grandparents might have- with huge celebration but likely fewer store-bought gifts. To somehow show people we love them without buying stuff they don't need.
What are your thoughts on homemade gifts? What gifts have you made or received that were outstandingly awesome?