Grafitti Artist unknown
>Handmade gifts, made with love and attention, whenever possible. I'm not a purist so the odd bought thing might just be how it is but frenzied consumerism robs us of time to be present with our families and friends.
>Simple gifts to act as a balance to the general excessiveness of the season and to help remind the receiver that treasures can still be small.
>We have found over the years that the magic of Christmas is actually in the preparation and anticipation. Marking the early weeks of December with baking, stories, making gifts and decorations, and doing things for others.
>Remembering to breath is good. It helps mindfulness to arise.
It is how we hold the season rather than what actually happens on the day.