Vlogmas Day 11 🎄 Waiting an Hour for Grinch Shoes!!

I waited for over an hour to see the Grinch collection from Irregular Choice 😅

I waited for over an hour to see the Grinch collection from Irregular Choice 😅

Grinch Collection

We have much to learn from a green furry man!

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

All the packages are under the tree, my father and two of my brothers are still sleeping upstairs while Leander and I enjoy  Christmas cartoons and the candy filling that Santa put in Leander’s stocking. This is what Christmas is all about. Spending time with the people that you love.

People tend to forget that too easily.

I’ve seen plenty of people running around like headless chickens, getting stressed up and stressed out and feeling like Christmas is nothing other than a big hassle.  This mindset is so wrong!

Christmas and how you experience it (like so much else) depends on your attitude about it!

I LOVE CHRISTMAS! This time of year is my absolute favorite. Because in most of us it brings out the best. A childlike joy and wonder! It comes with time to be with family and friends. Time to share memories and make new ones.

Last night was one of those nights where new memories were made. One of my brothers, my father and I sat up till 6 AM talking. We talked about world problems, dating, relationships, kids, travelling, writing, music, science and so much more.  And while we sat there it hit me that just doing that was one of the perfect examples of Christmas for me. To sit up late with family (even though my Christmas flu really was trying to mess it all up.. I didn’t let it!) and feel relaxed and blissful.  Stomach filled with good food and drinks, sitting comfortable in the dim light of my fathers kitchen and just enjoy life. Enjoy the now and of course to enjoy Christmas in all its glory!

Let us learn a little from The Grinch. Christmas isn’t about what you spend on presents or how perfectly tidy and clean your house is. It’s about being with the people that you love and it’s about finding those special ways to show them how much you care about them.

Keep that childlike joy and wonder in your hearts and cherish it, share it and enjoy it!

Merry Christmas to all of you amazing readers!

Love you guys!

christmas tree
My mother’s Christmas Tree 🙂

Christmas Craziness

iPads, laptops, phones, cameras ++

Doesn’t it look familiar?

My niece and nephew’s wishlist looks exactly like that. Not one thing on them that I can afford to give them.

And do you know what? I hate giving away money for Christmas! I think it’s impersonal.

I like to give gifts that means something. Something that I’ve thought through and put some effort into.

I remember being little and writing my own wishlist for Christmas. My mom didn’t really have a lot of money and I remember that my brother and me knew that. We usually put one or two expensive thing on our wishlist that we didn’t expect to get, but wishing for other things as well. We did this because we knew how sad it would be for our parents to not be able to give us anything from the list.

And when you think about it, there’s always nicer to get those small things that really means something.

I wished for the same thing on top of my list every birthday and every Christmas for ten years.

I wanted a cuckoo clock. And when I finally got one I almost couldn’t believe it!

Unique-Nature-Clock-Furniture-Design-Engs-Cuckoo-Clock-by-Alexander-Taron-5-Leaf-Design-in-Walnut-FinishMine looks pretty much like this 🙂

The cuckoo clock has become a part of who I am, and I love it so much! It was worth the ten year wishing wait.

I now work at an electronics store and I see the Christmas craziness on a daily basis. We’ve become spoiled and some people’s expectations for their presents are just beyond anything I’ve ever seen before.

Why are people so obsessed with giving gifts of the same money value? If you think about, aren’t we just swapping money then?

I love giving away homemade presents. Jewelry and accessories are fun to make and fun to get. You’re giving away something unique. Something that everyone else doesn’t have.

The price tag ain’t important really. You have to look at what you can afford and what would make that other person really light up 🙂

Maybe he or she needs something that they haven’t thought of themselves.

Christmas-PresentsSo lets drop the Christmas Craziness, slow down and enjoy this joyful time.

Put more thought into your gifts and personalize them into something special.

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow,
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

– Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas