This year the Holiday's are turning out a little different than last year. This year we are still living with my boyfriend's brother, because I still can't find work yet. Last year we had our own place. Part of me is very sad that we can't go all out with our decorating and cheer... but I must admit part of me is loving how simple things are. We have had to be very thrifty this year, so our shopping is done, and presents are wrapped. We will be putting up our tree, but only a few days before Christmas, and even then, we weren't planning to decorate. Well, being myself, I couldn't stand a completely empty tree... so I got some pretty blueberry candy canes, and a silver star for the top of our white tree. It will be very simply, but still elegant.
I also think doing the holiday on a smaller scale will be good for me, because I am still struggling with how to incorporate the traditions of my life with the beliefs I embrace now. Because I am not focusing everything on Dec 25th... I can spend more time celebrating Yule, my first one. Anyone have any ideas or thoughts on how to incorporate both into your celebrating? I'd love some input.
The pictures included are from last year, so you can see our lovely tree. I have to admit, the white tree wasn't my first choice, it was Chris's... but I am completely converted now!
May the Goddess bless your seasons!
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