By: Tayla Santos
The Holiday season can be a very tricky time of year. Maybe thats a terrible way to start off this post, oops….
There we go. Now, back to what I was saying. The Holiday season can be a very tricky time of the year. There’s so much you have to worry about and if you’re an over thinker like I am, the questions are never ending. “Did I give equal, personalized thought, to each family members gift? Am I spending equal time with both sides of the family? Will I be able to still afford the main bills I have to pay after spending so much on Christmas gifts? Did I spend too much on Christmas gifts all together? Do I give way too much thought and energy to the gift giving part of Christmas anyways? Am I focusing on the RIGHT thing during the Holiday season?”
There’s so many questions and so much second guessing that goes on in my head. I don’t know about you, but maybe you can relate *insert shrugging emoji*. This year I didn’t have a lot of extra cash but I did manage to get gifts for the people in my immediate family. I really wanted to be able to get stuff for my brother and sister and can I be honest and say that even when you are low on coins, the best feeling in the world is shopping for the ones you love and seeing the smile on their faces when they open it! I know thats super corny sounding, but it’s true so whatever.
Sadly enough, I do have to remind myself quite a bit throughout the hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping and the gift giving/getting, that there is a truer, more special meaning of Christmas. There is a bigger, more important life changing gift that God sent down to earth for each one of us. And although I hate to admit it, I do have to stop and refocus on that a few times around this time of the year.
It can become very easy to lose sight on what really matters, especially with what we are all surrounded by socially. The Aesthetic of our Christmas decorations, right down to matching the wrapping paper to our Christmas tree, the trendy Holiday outfits for each event and work Holiday party, and the preparation of the Christmas dinner accommodating all gluten free, meat free, dairy free family member attending. All these distractions tend to tare our attention away from celebrating the most selfless gift of all; God sending down his only son, to live here on earth, to later die for all our sins.
Excuse my little venting session, but I felt like it was necessary. I hope you all had an awesome Christmas filled with Joy and Love! A little side note: I felt super comfy and cozy in my Christmas brunch outfit. Shop the whole look HERE and be sure to follow me on Instagram to stay up to date with all my daily fits!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!