Merry Christmas from The LeesHoliday
We are entering into the Christmas season a little slower and very grateful this year. This Christmas will look different for us, as I am sure it does for you too. Since Mad and I’s families live only 20 minutes apart from one another we are typically traveling to see everyone! This year however, we have decided to stay home in Nashville. Although we will greatly miss family I’ve found peace with a new pace this season – slower, more intimate, cozy Christmas…which honestly sounds soothing after the many pivots this year has brought.
So what’s on the agenda!?
More than ever this year has caused us to SLOWWW DOWN and repeatedly evaluate our priorities. Family traditions have been a big topic since beginning of November – some new, some old that will make Christmas special and unique to our family in a very intimate way.
Lee Christmas Traditions (thus far…) – annual Snow Globe exchange on Thanksgiving night, gingerbread cookie making (homemade dough), MASSIVE Christmas morning brunch, and of course driving through neighborhoods (WITH chick-fil-a milkshakes…thank you to the reader that recommended this!) to look at Christmas lights!
I will also be doing a lot of cooking this season and I can’t wait! I never have time to cook so looking forward to pjs, classic Christmas tunes, and full days in the kitchen. Currently on the menu — Ham, stuffing, cream potatoes, my mother’s asparagus & pea casserole, Mad’s grandmothers sweet potato casserole, and probably about 2-3 others we are still debating. Best part of overcooking is all the LEFTOVERS for days following! Oh, and also going to attempt these adorable Santa cookies with Navy! Wish me luck!
We also have been more intentional about finding ways our family can give back this year. This year has been an absolute rollercoaster of change and for many Christmas will look a lot different. Through Hands On Nashville I was able to find a full list of needs in our city – Big Brothers and Sisters, Book’em, CASA Nashville, PENCIL, Project Connect Nashville…and the list goes on and on. We have chosen three to support and a lot of which hasn’t required any money, but simply just going through our current closets and toy bins and finding coats, boots, etc.
Encouraging everyone who can help those in need please do so!
2020 has been very humbling in an entire new light. I’m very thankful for the perspective it’s already shed and growth that’s happening. It’s important to remember we are all in this together! Thank you guys for following along and supporting our brand and store through a time that hasn’t been easy to navigate. Praying you are able to rest, recharge, and relax this holiday season! Sending the warmest wishes to you and your family!
Merry, Merry Christmas!