I think over the years I have stopped buying into the holiday hype. I've also stopped being such a control freak (which helps). So, this holiday season has been relatively chill. I usually buy presents throughout the year and I only had a couple of gifts to find this week. In some cases I'm giving my time and expertise instead of gifts, which makes it even easier.
Letting go of so much of the pressure I put on myself to make the holidays perfect has meant that I'm actually able to enjoy spending time with people.
The photo above is a little bittersweet because it was an undeveloped roll of film that I found in my grandfather's camera after he died. Sometimes the holidays can be extra hard when you miss someone you love. I'm going to enjoy spending time with my family and I hope you do too.