If you are a Pinterest addict like me, then you know there are about a zillion crafty/creative projects and activities you could be doing this holiday season.Â In fact, it’s easy to feel like a big holiday failure if you don’t:
- send out handmade cards
- make cookies for all your neighbors and friends
- decorate both the inside and outside of your house by the end of Thanksgiving
- go caroling
- feed the homeless
- make your own nativity scene, advent calendar and stockings
- buy (or better yet, make!) matching pajamas for your family
- enjoy several holiday traditions with your perfectly-behaved children and pets by doing things like reading aloud together, making gingerbread houses and singing Christmas carols
I know I left out a whole bunch of other projects – but you get the point.Â The number of things we “should” do around the holidays and the things we actually want to do – or physically can do – is much more limited.
So this year, instead of writing a mile-long to-do list, pick just one or two things to do.Â And do them well.Â And enjoy them while you’re doing them.Â And have that be enough. For me, I truly love Christmas cards (giving and receiving!) so that’s where I will be putting the majority of my creativity energy this year.Â How about you?