It's the most wonderful time of the year! I don't know about you, but the only thing better than Christmas morning, is Christmas-time. I love the season of the holidays, it is truly my favorite time of year.
Because the holiday season can get busy, I decided to write down a few things that I want to accomplish this month. I always have so many ideas flying through my mind of things I want to do, that writing them down is really important for me.
+ COMPLETE THE HOLIDAY JOURNAL PROJECT by Hello Neverland
Writing is such a huge part of my creativity. When I read this post by Kenzie I knew immediately I wanted to participate. I want to document what my life looks like during the holiday season past and present. I'm hoping following her journal prompts will keep me mindful and help me remember that I am in my favorite time of year. Being a grown up makes that hard to remember sometimes.
+ FOLLOW ALONG THE SHE READS TRUTH ADVENT via She Reads Truth
I recently discovered the She Reads Truth app and I've become obsessed! I love that during a work break, car ride, long bath, line at the grocery store I can pull out my phone, open the app and get into the scriptures! I'm also a sucker for anything Advent related so I love that this gives me the opportunity to countdown to christmas by remembering Jesus Christ. The Advent program is only $1.99 in the SRT app.
+ WATCH LOTS OF CHRISTMAS MOVIES
I really should have a better plan for this, but I'm hoping to squeeze in every single Christmas movie I can this month! I need to go through and update this list, but I do love how many Christmas movies that you can watch on Netflix. I bought Christmas with the Kranks & The Holiday at Walmart for $2 each on Black Friday so I am pumped about those! Christmas with the Kranks is actually one of my all time favorites. I also love The Santa Clause & Elf. And any Hallmark movie. And basically any Christmas movie. haha.
+ HOST FRIENDS/FAMILY FOR THE LDS FIRST PRESIDENCY CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL
Every year, the 1st Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints hosts a worldwide Christmas devotional. It is free to watch using this link HERE. They give talks about the true meaning of Christmas, gorgeous music is provided, and it is one of my favorite things ever. Usually I am at a family party during this, but this year Colten & I are starting our own tradition by hosting the 1st annual Christmas kickoff! Nacho bar + Christmas goodies + Christmas devotional = perfection.
+WRITE A BLOG POST ABOUT THE MORMON.ORG CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
If you haven't noticed, on my left hand sidebar you should see a large ad for the Mormon.org Christmas campaign. I was invited to a really awesome preview of the campaign content, I adore the videos, GIFs and everything else they've created for the campaign. I want to write a blog post explaining how YOU can get involved and share the videos. In the meantime, go to christmas.mormon.org to see all the content.
There are lots of other things I want to do: we plan on donating money to our local congregation and they give gift cards to Walmart/Target to families who need help paying for Christmas, we plan on going on Christmas related dates, and I want to spend as much time cuddling my puppies by the Christmas tree as possible. It's the most wonderful time of the year, and I plan to do something about it.
Do you have a Christmas Bucket List? Or Christmas traditions you are looking forward to?