Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Flamingo in a tutu
On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
A flamingo in a tutu.
When I was trying to come up with different things to fit the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, I looked around my office and all I saw were flamingos so hence the opening for the song. I am surrounded by flamingos in my office which has hot pink walls. I have included pictures of some of the various flamingos I have--none in a tutu but one in a grass skirt, another in a skirt, a Santa hat wearing one, another with a hot pink coat on and lastly a flamingo in pants.
So my topic for today is having fun during the holidays. Here are some suggestions I came up with, but I hope you will add yours. What do you and your family and friends do to have fun at Christmas?
1. Decorate the tree with family and even friends--make it a party. (The picture is of my granddaughter having fun with the beads that go on the tree--she's a diva at 17 months--loves those necklaces, even extra long ones.)
2. Bake cookies with the children or grandchildren and then have fun decorating them--the rule is anything goes.
3. Make Christmas cards together.
4. Make Christmas gifts together. In these economic times this is a great way to cut cost and have fun at the same time.
5. Going caroling with friends and family and visit your neighbors to sing to them.
6. Wish people a "Merry Christmas" as you go through your day even strangers on the streets.
7. Listen to and sing Christmas carols in the car, while you're cooking dinner, doing housework--whether you can sing or not. So many of the songs are uplifting and fun.
8. Give of yourself--anytime I do I find myself having fun. I sewed Christmas stocking for some needy children and had a ball coming up with different designs.
9. Visit people who are shut in and bring them some cookies you baked (see #2). Their smiles of appreciation will be contagious.
10.Bake a birthday cake for baby Jesus and have the children decorate it.
Of course, there always is getting together with friends and family. Coming up with a reason to have a party and enjoying it even if you are two friends having a tugging of war over a Christmas basket as Myra and Therese did at our WIN party.
Mostly smile and laugh. Don't let the holidays overwhelm you (that can be hard at times, I know). Take everything one project or task at a time.
Okay, what are some things you do for fun during Christmas? I only mentioned a few. There are so many other things you can do to bring cheer to yourself and others.