I usually do my Christmas shopping in the summer and I did, but then I wanted to hand-make something for my family members. And as many know it is a staggering number. Lately I've found myself so busy, and mostly with things that I've put upon myself, that I was not appreciating the significance the season as I should. I remembered being a child and having only one thing to worry about...how many days until Christmas, and to make sure my secret buddy didn't find out who I was...OK I guess I had two things to worry about. So, I've tried to slow down and condense (not easy for me to do) and I feel like I've cleared the clutter and can focus on the REAL Christmas.