What a huge sigh of relief I let out tonight. We have finished our Christmas presents and are almost finished wrapping them all. Oh what a labor of love this has been. We came up with our ideas at the beginning of the year and began working on them slowly. Once I decided it was time to crack down and get going on them I realized I might have bit off more than I could chew. But each time I was about to give up I just kept thinking, we have worked too hard on this to give up now. I was bound and determined to make this project a success. I never thought I would spend every free moment working on this, however it was thousands of hours (maybe a slight exaggeration) well spent.
I am very glad that instead of buying random things, we have put together something with meaning. While a homemade gift may not be the favorite gift of the year, I had a lot of fun creating them. You can't say that there wasn't thought, time and effort put into it when it's homemade. I cannot wait until Munchkie is old enough to understand what we are doing. While she minimally contributed this year, I hope that we can continue to make Christmas gifts together. I hope that she learns the importance of thoughtfully creating something for others. I hope that she won't be concerned with what she wants, but what she can do for others.
It's always great to have your Christmas shopping finished, you can let out a huge breath. Once you know that everyone is taken care of and you haven't forgotten anyone you, can really enjoy good times with family and friends celebrating the holiday season. I can let out a huge breath because not only am I finished, I never had to wait in a line.