Wow, time is moving so quickly. How can it be 6th December already?
Are you doing anything for Advent? I mean, not just opening a calendar every day for a miniscule piece of chocolate?
I decided to try and do something nice for someone else each day of Advent. It doesn’t have to be anything massive, just a simple gesture.
One day I sent cards to my mum, dad and sister:
(Silly, yep, that’s my family all over)
Another day I ordered a book to be sent to my friend. I had just read it for uni and thought she’d like it.
Other days I am so snowed under with essays and reading that I don’t have time to do much more than send a nice text to a friend, or email a Christmas song to my brother.
I plan to bake and sew some things for people too, just once I get a little bit more time.
This doesn’t have to be an expensive thing (which is good, because I have no money…) ; it’s just my way of steering away from the materialism and tackiness that is thrown at us this time of year. Sure, it’d be nice to be able to send a Starbucks gift card to my best friend so she could treat herself to a gingerbread latte, or to buy a Christmas CD for my sister to help her keep smiling while she’s driving to work in the cold mornings. Right now I can’t do these things, hopefully one day I will be able to, but for now it forces me to be a bit more creative, and to keep things simple.
There’s nothing wrong with simple.