(Original post was written on September 16, 2019)
As of today, we really just have 101 Days till Christmas! I can hardly believe it! But it’s true that starting today, September 15, 2023, that’s what we have … just 101 days till Christmas! If your answer is “WOOHOO,” great! But even if your answer is “NOPE, not doing this yet” that’s ok, too! You don’t have to put up the tree until YOU want to.
To be honest, I actually LOVE that we have fall and pumpkins to get excited about first!
But since we’re looking at the next 101 Days till Christmas, on this Countdown, we’ll share —
- Planning & Organizing
- ALL THINGS FALL
- Halloween (if that’s your thing)
- Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday / Giving Tuesday
- Christmas Eve
- …and, of course, Christmas Day!
The reason we start the countdown at 101 days till Christmas is because:
- The next 101 Days will go by FAST. (You know how it is!)
- The holiday season can be busy, hectic and stressful (don’t we know it).
- If we plan early, we can (try to) avoid stress and enjoy the holiday season MORE!
If you’re not super familiar with my blog (makes sense because I haven’t posted in FOREVER)! But I’m all about family, faith and fun with “latina flavor!” And the “faith” part is very important for me. As much as I’m a full-blown Christmasholic (gimme all the Christmas music, candy canes, decorations, lights, peppermint mochas, Christmas in July ALL OF IT), I’m also big on celebrating Jesus!
I know some people get technical and argue that His birthday is not even close to December 25th, but there’s something special to me about the Advent season, anticipating God’s promises, seeing some of them come true and remembering that He isn’t finished with us yet. And I’m perfectly fine celebrating all of that.
Check out my 101 Days till Christmas videos
There may be some fun 101 Days till Christmas videos thrown into the mix. I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite tips to help us get ready for this holiday season. In my busy world (wifey to my love Adam, mom to my son who’s a SENIOR in HIGH SCHOOL and my daughter in 8th grade, plus our dog Ella, our guinea pig Colin & all that fun stuff) I need ALL the help I can get! Over the past few years, I’ve found a few tools & tips that work for me. I’m sharing some of those time-saving tips, free printables, etc … that will help us look forward to the Christmas season more than ever! We may even listen to some Christmas music early!
The heart behind this 101 Days to Christmas Countdown
At the heart of this 101 Days to Christmas countdown is making the holidays special for you and your family. That can be hard with dysfunctional situations (we can probably swap stories.) It can be hard financially for some families (been there, done that.) There can be many reasons the holidays end up disappointing us instead of being the most wonderful time of the year.
What I would love for you (and for me), is to spend just a little bit of time every day on this. We can do some early holiday planning, but we can also pray & grow closer to Jesus. He is the one who has all the answers to the issues in the paragraph above (and then some.) And He is the reason why we have Christmas in the first place! I hesitated sharing this cheesy line, but it’s true: Jesus is the reason for the season. And the closer we get to Him, the closer we’ll get to JOY!
Coming up on the Countdown!
Here are some of the fun (and hopefully helpful) tips you’ll find here on the blog for the next 101 days (till Christmas … lol!)
- Tools like “Free printables” to help you create master gift lists, a specific Christmas budget and more!
- Some of my favorite Christmas websites (for planning, recipes & decor ideas!)
- Spotify playlists with Christmas music (I may through in some “Música de Navidad en español”!)
- And you know where I’ll be when peppermint mochas come back to Starbucks! And Dunkin! And whatever other coffee shops I can find!
I’m already looking forward to sharing this fall season with you (and it’s not even officially fall until Septmber 23, 2023!)
Are you in? Let me know in the comments below if you’re with me on this 101 Days till Christmas countdown!
Laughing (and counting down till Christmas) thru life,
P.S. I’m keeping this old pic below because … look at those BABIES! They’re 17 & 13 now!