So maybe you didn't get to that advent calendar just yet. And maybe the holiday cards are going to have to wait until the new year. And the shopping? Well, there's still time for that. If you haven't got time for much else, take some inspiration from Amanda of SouleMama and her wonderfully simple yet meaningful gratitude garland.
Just gather the family around and have everyone write down a few things they are grateful for. Amanda used pieces of birch bark, markers and paint for her garland, but something as common as paper will do just as well. Hang it somewhere in the house where your family congregates often and add to it when the mood strikes you. To read more about Amanda's garland, check out her blog SouleMama.