I can’t believe it’s already December 12th! Didn’t we just have Thanksgiving? I want to put my foot down on the gas peddle that has me feeling like we’re speeding towards Christmas just a bit too fast. It isn’t because I have a
zillion hundred a lot to do, but rather because I am being very mindful this year of trying to enjoy as much of this season as possible.
Don’t just put up the Christmas decorations to get it done. Instead, enjoy the process of putting the decorations up, and then admire them. Truly sit and take it all in. For you.
Don’t just scribble out your Christmas cards mindlessly to get them into the mail. Stop and think about those who will be on the receiving end, and jot a quick note. In your own handwriting. Old school.
Don’t accept every holiday party invitation that comes your way. Instead, reserve some nights on your calendar for you and your family to enjoy some time together before Christmas. Watch a fun Christmas cartoon on TV. (My favorite is Rudolph.) Watch a fun Christmas movie like A Christmas Story. Make some popcorn and snuggle up together. Be thankful for these moments.
It was in this mindset that I came up with this special Merry Christmas free printable for you. I chose serene colors and images, but added a playful little flying reindeer across the top of the scene too!
Click on the image above to get the large high-resolution size to download and save to your computer. You can print this out to display in an 8 x 10 frame. And enjoy a little bit of peace and serenity in your surroundings!
You can find Christmas inspiration on my holiday Pinterest boards:
Ahhhh Christmas! This board includes crafts and DIY projects, holiday decorating ideas, printables and recipes.
Festive Drink Recipes This board includes both kid-friendly and adult drink recipes that are perfect for this holiday season.
I’ll be back here in a few weeks with another fun DIY. In the meantime you can find me crafting up holiday decorations on my blog or sitting by our Christmas tree enjoying the moment.
Happy holiday crafting!