#1 Don't try to convince yourself that next year will be better. You will be disappointed every time. Just know that it will be different.
#2 Remember that other family members still need to have a happy Christmas, regardless of how you feel. At my house, The Husband hates Christmas, so I have to work very hard to not turn into the Grinch that married Ebenezer. After all, I can't have the rest of my family feeling crappy just because I feel like crap, and He hates christmas.
#3 You will always have the memories of those really great Christmases. Don't mourn them. Try to find them. Here is how I do that:
|This was such a moving Christmas show.|
|The mom, trying not to look at the doll that she wishes she could buy for her youngest. |
And how about some Christmas music? I adore the vintage albums that I've listened to since childhood: This one below is a major favorite, because it brings me memories of Kerry and I sitting on the tv/stereo console, imitating the girl singing "ToyLand" to make my sister Debby laugh. Trust me, you had to be there.
|This was also a favorite!!!|
|Lots of the old greats on this one|
|I think I know this whole album by heart!! It was always playing while we decorated the house and tree.|