Morgan King shares her love of the holidays with us on Day 17 of 25 Days of Hot Holiday Hints. Leave Morgan a comment to enter to win a $5 gift certificate. We're giving one away each day!
So, I’ve been reading and loving all the holiday hints, and wondering what tip to share, because to be honest I love celebrating anything seasonal and collect traditions like elves collect letters to Santa.
I considered sharing ones that I’ve seen and want to do, but have never quite gotten around to like this advent tree where for every day you write something Christmassy you’d like to do then hang it on a special tree ready to be picked throughout advent:
I thought of something my son, my mother and I do every year which is go choose a real tree and have it pulled to our car by New Foundland dogs to help raise money for charity – this one seemed a little unfair unless you live close to somewhere that does this.
So, in the end I decided to share something I will definitely be doing, for the first time this year, and that is NOT cooking on Christmas Day. I did debate take-away, convinced one somewhere near me will be open, but instead I am going to cook a Christmas meal on Christmas Eve and picnic on the day itself. I just need to find a Christmassy picnic rug!
The reason I’ve decided to do this is because I want time to actually enjoy Christmas day with my family, to not have to worry about timings. I want to play with my son and his new toys; he is getting more than one light saber just for this purpose. I want to visit my dad at the Care Home where he lives without clock watching. I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen, and I don’t want anyone else to be either.
Boxing day onwards we will get fed Turkey and other cooked meals galore at other relatives houses, but Christmas Day for me and my immediate family will be about enjoying our time together, doing exactly what we want when we feel like it. It’s going to be a great celebration!
So, my Handy Holiday Hint to you lovely Evernight readers is at Christmas do what makes you happy and stuff traditions that don’t work instead of a turkey.
If what makes you happy is reading and you fancy being whisked away to a fantasy land during this magical season let me introduce you to my Naughty Fairytale…
Ever wondered why the princess with a pea in her bed really couldn’t sleep? Wonder no more, in No Rest for the Prince’s Virgin you'll discover what the Prince was doing to keep her up all night…
Katrine is no princess and does not feel she deserves the Prince’s attentions. But her fear is not enough to stop her from falling head over heels in love, even though fate and jealous ladies conspire against them.
Will Katrine and Wilhelm overcome the difficulties they face in order to have a fairy tale ending?
Find NO REST FOR THE PRINCE'S VIRGIN here!