Sweeties! It’s just a few days before Christmas and I’m busy finishing up the family gift shopping, plotting a kick-butt cocktail to serve up at our holiday dinner with my family (vanilla Smirnoff and ginger beer will be involved), detangling, washing, conditioning and styling our hair so that the girls and I will look super cutie at said dinner, putting together a killer Soulful Holiday Christmas Playlist for all of us to enjoy and getting the girls on their Peanut Butter Kiss cookies duty for Santa. Amazingly, I feel relatively calm heading into the holiday season. Maybe because unlike last year, when I was writing a cover story on Angela Bassett for a major magazine, work this year is scarce. And we’ve decided that a low-key, downscaled celebration is not only necessary but practical. And I’ve decided that now is not the time to worry about a thing, because we have what money can’t buy: health, strength, family, faith and, above all else, love.
In keeping with my easy breezy Christmas celebration, I whipped up a Christmas e-card on my favorite e-card site, JibJab. It’s environmentally friend (no paper or stamps necessary!), funny (peep Nick’s mean mug and Mari and Lila’s goofy goober faces) and it won’t clutter up your kitchen drawers. You’re welcome.
Enjoy our digital Merry Christmas card, hug your family tight, enjoy the holidays and remember that Jesus is the reason for the season. HUGE MERRY CHRISTMAS CYBER HUG from my family to yours!
1. Soul Holiday: The Ill MyBrownBaby Christmas Song Playlist
2. Gift-Savvy Auntie: Stating the Case for Meaningful Niece & Nephew Presents
3. Teaching Kids the True Meaning Of Christmas—The Greta Grinch Way
4. Great (Thoughtful) Christmas Presents That Won’t Break The Bank