Earlier this week, I yammered on-and-on about presence over presents. That the holiday season had already been so crazy, and that I wanted to gain a little bit more perspective this year. Rather than unabashedly sacrificing all my time to perfect decor, perfect recipes and perfect gifts, I want to be in the moment. Instead of a consistent busy-ness taking over my every minute, I want to listen. I want to be more consumed with paying attention to the people in my life, rather than my to-do list. Lofty notions for sure, but ultimately it’s rooted in the good intentions that I have to keep myself in check with over and over again.
However, I did give the disclaimer that Christmas would just not feel like Christmas without a little DIY….I am a Zester, after all! This season I have still taken a DIY route, but I have kept my goals from overreaching. My projects are fewer and smaller. Simple gifts that I know will make the recipients smile broadly and warmly. The kind of gift giving that is succinctly followed up with some great visit time. Weavings may feel a bit daunting when I shout out for easy DIY projects, but honestly…..a few small wall hanging weavings are quite simple to create. The best is that you can be “working” on the gift of a weaving while you have yourself a good visit with your loved ones. A win-win in my book!
Photo Cred: Anya McInroy