Can someone please tell me how Christmas managed to creep up on me so quickly?
It is officially less than 3 weeks away and my body isn't handling the thought well.
The truth is I have had so much on my mind. I am throwing a dinner party tomorrow, I have wedding shoots to prepare for, clients to meet, blog ideas to instigate, and holidays to arrange. And you're telling me that somehow through all that and full time work and a social life and a boyfriend, I am supposed to buy a thoughtful present for everyone in my family?!
Last year I spent far too much money on gifts and while the recipients enjoyed them splendidly, I feel that this year I want to take on a different approach.
I feel that with the ever growing fury of technology we have become less satisfied with anything that isn't the 'latest'. If it's not new it ain't worth it! But there is something so wrong about this. For me, I'm seeing the value in gifts that are wholesome, thoughtful and plain old practical. I used to hate getting socks as gifts as a kid but now I love it! No one buys themselves socks anymore. And while I love receiving a big bunch of flowers there's something so nice about receiving a pot and taking the time and effort to make it grow. In a world where time and effort seem so hard to grasp, a little pot can make all the difference.
I bought this Poinsettia for my mother today. It's now nicely sitting in our white bathroom, adding a little pop of colour that the room deserved. And while it wasn't the most expensive gift I could have bought her, it certainly is one of the most rewarding.
Click on the pictures below to check out some other Floral Friday posts for this month!