Although I don’t totally get into the holiday spirit, stringing lights, heavy decorating, etc.. I love being around family during this time of the year. Family is high priority to me. No one goes through life thinking they should have worked more hours. People usually regret not spending more time with family. Whatever the tradition is family is #1.
Each year my family usually goes all out for one another with gifts. This year we changed it up a bit on the secret santa gift exchange (look at the gift I made for my secret santa ABOVE). We list our “wants”, draw names, and do the usually. Except this year instead of simply gathering the gifts and finding the gift with your name on it, we added a twist. Each person acted out their secret santa in a fun / humorous way, while everyone that watched had to guess who the person is. The secret santa gift exchange actually turned out really fun and comical. I think it shows how tight we are, how we understand each other, and really brings us closer together. It also reaffirms who all of the crazy, silly people in my family lol.
Though we shower each other with money, gifts, and material things, nothing is better than the gift of family and the time we spend with each other. This year has been a fun ride overall in the realm of music and life in general. 2012 deserves an “end of the world” experience. The ride starts Jan 1. See you there.