I hope that each of you had a wonderful holiday filled with peace, joy and love. That you’re surrounded with community. That you would experience what in German is called Gemütlichkeit, and in Swedish, Mysig. Wikipedia explains the first word as:
“A space or situation that is warm and cozy, that induces a cheerful mood and peace of mind, without need to hurry or worry…”
Our Christmas celebration really reflects this idea and I love our Slow Christmas traditions. The kids wake to mama-made PJ pants outside their doors, read a verse, and come down to open stockings. We make a waffle breakfast and then throughout the day open gifts until dinner time. Each of the gifts (four from us, and homemade gifts from one another) are savored for a while before we move on. The kids play mini sticks, read stories, and we just are together with no need to hurry or worry.
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