I explained my thinking over on the Get It Scrapped blog:
Keep Calm? My journaling notes that I don't like to see the phrase "your best ever Christmas" on the front of a magazine. Doesn't that sound a little like you're knocking the ones that have come before? It doesn't always have to be better, I think. It just has to be nice. Most of us probably have an idea of the things we need to achieve nice-ness. I think mine includes
- as many of the family in one place at one time as we can manage
- connections with friends I haven't seen all year
- a few treats to eat
-a clean house, just before the wrapping paper storm hits, so I can do nothing for about a week after
- a haircut so I feel like I've tried (funny the things that end up on the list, isn't it?)
- squeals of delight all round when Christmas morning arrives
And if any of those things just don't happen? There's always next year...
There are more ideas for pastel pages at Get It Scrapped. Oh,and if you check it out, you'll also be able to take a look at the brand new tool Story Swoop.