Making Christmas Garlands From Vintage Thread and Memories – Last year I did a crafty project with spools of vintage thread.
This is the first large Christmas gathering for us in two years. In Dec. 2020 the extended family stayed home. December 2021, I got COVID the day a couple of days before Christmas Eve.
I’ve scaled back a lot. I don’t do Christmas card notes anymore, and only do cards occasionally. I don’t send out boxes of cookies and treats to distract relatives. The kids get fewer gifts. One year, I would like to not do a family Christmas at all, and go to Italy or India or something.
Our living room looks the same as it has for many years in a row. Change is needed, I think.