Christmas is, hands down, the most wonderful time of the year. I love all the holiday scents, foods and especially the decorations. I love the time I get to spend with my family and Isaac’s family. I love the Christmas specials at church and the fun parties with friends. I love being off for a whole month. I love driving around looking at Christmas lights. I love Christmas shopping and finding ways to help people around me. And most importantly, I love the promise that Christmas holds for me as a Christian.
I feel like more often than not, we all get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas and forget the true meaning it holds. As over used as it is, I need to remind myself time and time again that Jesus is the reason for the season. My pastor has been preaching some wonderful sermons over that, and I feel like my eyes have been opened to understanding more and more about what Christmas entails for Christians. While I feel like it is fine to participate in the gift giving and other aspects of the holiday season, we need to make sure we keep our priorities straight and focus on what Christ. I will definitely write about more about that in a later post!
As for this post, I wanted to share with you what I made for Isaac a few days ago! I was in the mood for doing something Christmas-y with him so I decided to make a Christmas Date in a Basket. I was inspired by the Basket of Sunshine I had previously made for my best friend and decided to put a little bit of a Christmas spin on it. I wanted it to be full of things we could do in the quiet of his apartment, and I hope to do it again next year! We always have such a fun time together!
The basket had:
- Hot cocoa and marshmallows
- Two festive mugs
- Candy canes
- Gingerbread house
- Christmas PJs
- Holiday scented wax (for his wall Scentsy)
On our date, we watched my favorite Christmas movie of all time- White Christmas. I can quote pretty much half of the movie, and my family and I like to show off our mad quoting skills every time we watch it! While watching the movie, we made our gingerbread house (which we are pretty proud of, by the way!) and drank some hot cocoa in our new PJs. It was a simple date, but just spending time with him is enough for me!
The next night we went Christmas shopping, ate at a Mexican restaurant (that has so many Christmas decorations it looks like Christmas threw up in there…) and then went driving around Arlington looking at Christmas lights. My fiance is so sweet!! I’m glad he accepts my crazy love for Christmas and how excited I get for it every year… in October. I can’t wait to spend every Christmas for the rest of my life with him!