Monday, December 12, 2016

BLOGMAS 2016 - Day 12 { Quiet Christmas or Family Filled Loud Party Christmas? }

I can't believe we are already on day 12, Christmas is literally just around the corner, oh my word.

Right, well today's prompt is about the kind of Christmas you enjoy, whether the quiet one or the Loud with lots of family and party Christmas.

I would have to say that for me, I like both.  For many years, while we were still an active duty military family, it was just the 4 of us.  So they were quiet holidays, but fun and memorable nonetheless.

After retiring, we've been able to live near family both in Idaho and Texas, and so our last few holidays have been loud and family filled, which is very reminiscent of our Childhood Christmases, and what I've always been used to.

Though I love the crazy busy holidays, I also find myself feeling overwhelmed and looking forward to some peace and quiet.

As always, this year will be one filled with family, lots of food and a special visit from my niece's fiancee Steven.  We're very much looking forward to that :)


Day 1 - The Christmas Tag
Day 2 - Christmas Movies on the Must Watch List
Day 3 - Christmas Wishlist
Day 4 - Christmas Playlist
Day 5 - Pictures and Memories of Christmas Past
Day 6 - Pot Simmer Recipes
Day 7 - Cookies to be Baked (can be a recipe you make every year, or some you want to try)
Day 8 - Favorite Family Christmas Recipe
Day 9 - How do you decorate?
Day 10 - Real Tree or Artificial Tree
Day 11 - Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Day 12 - Quiet Christmas or Family Filled Loud Party Christmas?
Day 13 - Christmas Cards (do you send them, show us your favorites this year, or tells your favorite cards to send whether vintage, or bright and colorful)
Day 14 - Advent Calendar
Day 15 - Christmas Party Food Ideas
Day 16 - Winter Tag
Day 17 - Christmas Wishes
Day 18 - Homemade or Store Bought (What are you giving this year)
Day 19 - Recap of Christmas 2015 in pictures
Day 20 -  Christmas Decorations Reveal (show us your tree, your home decor, your mantle, anything you want)
Day 21 - Holiday Family Traditions
Day 22 - Preparing for the big day (show us your wrapping skills, are you making lists, getting the house ready for guests?)
Day 23 - Post whatever you wish
Day 24 - Christmas Eve (Are you opening presents tonight, is this your big celebration, what are you doing)


carrie@northwoods scrapbook said...

I gave basically the exact same answer Sandra! I'm with you on liking some of both. Family and fun is wonderful - but need those quiet moments too -and reflect on the true meaning of the season. xoxo

Simply Quaint said...

The days are flying in deed.....quiet for me....don't like all the noise and spending with family but keeping it low key........

Have a blessed day