Our little family of five celebrated a quiet Christmas this year. It wasn’t exactly how I planned things, and that surprise led to a little bit of disappointment. I love big family celebrations, especially this time of year. So when there wasn’t one on the horizon, I needed a pick-me-up, BIG TIME.
This year, instead of getting sad or depressed, I decided to pack my own sunshine and deliver it to everyone.
“What would Buddy the Elf do?” I wondered.
This gave me a GREAT idea. Remember that scene when Buddy spends the whole night at the department store, sleeps for 45 minutes and prepares everyone for Santa?
I spent the days leading up to Christmas cutting snowflakes. Not all day every day, but I made sure that the kids and I spent a good bit of time cutting. We made over 40 snowflakes together, each one unique. We made paper snow chains and mobiles, too.
I stock-piled our little arts-and-crafts project for Christmas Eve and then took to my elf’s work with Hubs while we ate cookies and giggled like mischievous gnomes.
When we were done, the glow of the Christmas tree reflected on each tiny snowflake dangling from the ceiling, creating an indoor winter snowscape like I’ve never seen before.
We restored peace in our home through creativity and creation. We smiled knowing the kids would just love it when they came down the stairs on Christmas morning. We found peace in snowflakes and could do nothing but smile.
What brought you peace this week? Share the peace!