Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Blogmas 2018 - Day 19 - Christmas Future

The Ghost of Christmas Future Out of Scrooge with Alistair Sim
In thinking about Christmas future, the first thing that pops in my mind is the 'Ghost of Christmas Future' out of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, but let's hope that no future Christmas for any of us ever looks like THAT! 😱 

In reality, here are a few things that I've thought about concerning Christmas future...

1. I'd like to purposely focus on Christmas throughout the whole year. That way I could take my time in planning and preparing, making everything more well-thought out. If I could accomplish just one thing each month, I'd be miles ahead come December.

2. In the coming year I hope to focus my attention on more hand-crafted items. I've got some pretty good ideas already. Now...if I can just get to work on them come January! 😉

3. Next year I'd like to plan a Christmas cookie baking day with all the grandchildren. This is something that I've wanted to do for a long time and it just hasn't happened. Time is passing so quickly that if I don't do it soon they're all going to be grown. One of them already is! 😳

Christmas Cookies
4. Next year, I'd like to have a hot cocoa bar set up to use for gatherings throughout the holiday season. I've seen some really neat ideas. I especially like this post by Julia Bettencourt. I just have to keep my eyes open when shopping at thrift stores and see what I can come up with to display it.

Julia Bettencourt's Hot Cocoa Bar
5. Now, following on the heels of wanting to do a cookie baking day with the grandchildren and setting up a hot cocoa bar for use throughout the holiday season, this may sound a little hypocritical, but, next year, I would like to be eating healthier foods and coming up with healthier holiday menu plans. I just printed off an 83-page, Trim Healthy Mama, holiday food guide, so am hoping to convert some family favorites and traditional recipes over to a healthier version.

6. And, above all else, my greatest desire is to keep the true meaning of Christmas in my heart the whole year through and, not only live it, but share it with others.

Until next time...

*Joining in with Jean over at So Not Organized and linking up with Tamy over at Chasing My Life for Blogmas 2018

Recent and related posts that you might enjoy reading...

Blogmas 2018 - Day 18 - Christmas Past

Blogmas 2018 - Day 17 - Cookies and Desserts

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your ideas for the future, especially the hot chocolate bar and hand crafted items. Baking day with the munchkins (nieces and nephew) is something I really look forward to AND is enjoyed by all. I try and do traditional recipes and a new one each year.

    BTW I plan n doing BLOGMAS for the foreseeable future, so yes there is always something to look forward to. I also stick to the basic subjects and start planning the posts long before Christmas. Maybe next year it should be A Christmas Carol category – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE?


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