I am thrilled, because I absolutely love Christmas and this time of year in general. It’s going to be Little Miss’s second Christmas, but it really does feel like her first because last year she was too young to appreciate any of the fun festivities that surround the holidays.
I’m so looking forward to taking her to see Christmas light displays, the beautiful Christmas tree that is set to music at a mall near us, and of course – seeing her reaction to gifts from Santa on Christmas morning!
While I am all about simplifying and trying to be as much of a minimalist parent as I can be, I still believe in Santa visiting my children on Christmas morning. I am so excited to re-live some holiday magic through her that only a child can truly experience!
That being said, I am definitely trying to limit the overall amount of gifts she is getting and am aiming for as many clutter-free gifts as possible to be entering our home. We are also focusing a lot on making sure the gifts she’s receiving present learning opportunities for her so they aren’t just toys that require a million batteries that don’t facilitate imagination or creative play. [Read more…]