I started this holiday season feeling overwhelmed by my consumerism and the consumerism around me…I apparently am not the only one. I didn’t even want to put up our Christmas Tree, but there would’ve been a mutiny on my hands had I not. I was thinking in bed one night and decided that I wanted my kids to come home for the holidays when they were older…in college and so on. In college, I went to Disney in FL with some friends. We all skipped out on the holidays with our families. I want my kids to WANT to come home…that they would love the comfort and traditions of the holidays. And I wanted to teach them it has nothing to do with the stuff. We are making handmade gifts this year and creating some new traditions…like gingerbread house making.