Christmas Tag Part 1

Hey Aspirers! 

I found this Christmas tag from Meg Taylor. I’ve never done a tag so I thought why not do one for 25 days of blogging! 

1. What is your favorite Christmas tradition? 

A: Open gifts on Christmas Eve 

2. Where do you spend Christmas? 

A: With my family

3. Do you decorate before or after Thanksgiving? 

A: After sometimes the week before Christmas lol

4. Tinsel or garland? 

A: Tinsel of course. It’s too much green if I used garland. 

5. Who are you most excited to see this Christmas season? 

A: It’s not who it’s what and it’s my bed lol

6. Do you own an ugly Christmas sweater? 

A: I think my ugly sweaters are ugly but when I wear them people like them. I’ve never won an ugly sweater contest and I try so hard. 

Keep a look out for part 2 tomorrow. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

What I always wanted as a kid

Hi Aspirers! 

When you were a kid was it something you were dying to have? You got everything but that one thing! That one thing for me was a toy tea cart with over 100 pieces. It was the ultimate cart because it had everything you could imagine to play house with. I was in elementary school when I wanted this and I can still remember exactly what I looked like. It was blue, it had two tiers and on the tiers it came with a toy toaster with toast, tea pot, tea cups, pots, pans, fake eggs, egg timer,  fake meats, utensils, etc. This is the closest picture I could find of what it looked like but it came with a lot more pieces. 

Looking back to when I was a child I can’t complain because I was very fortunate with the amounts of gifts I received for Christmas. I do regret I should of played with them more than one or two times but I do know if I had that toy tea cart it would of felt like I hit the jackpot!

Let me tell you if I come across that cart again I’m buying it and my kids and I are going to have endless amounts of fun because I have a lot to catch up on. If you know what toy cart I’m talking about comment below. Also let me know what was something you wanted as a kid but never got. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee

My Little Ornament

Hi Aspirers!

Unfortunately I was unable to find the original ornament with my name on it but a newer one will suffice to make my point. Growing up and decorating the Christmas tree my family would add these cute personalize ornaments. We didn’t hand make the ornaments but we wrote our names on them with a silver and gold marker. I was young and I didn’t have neat handwriting and I still don’t but I’ve progressed through the years. On my ornament I tried my best to write my name clearly. Recently I’ve been around more little kids and their parents talking about their first Christmas and I thought to myself when I have children I would want them to create something to show how far they’ve come. They won’t remember writing or creating the ornaments but it’s something for them to look back on and call it theirs. 

When you were a child did you create ornaments or something similar for the Christmas tree? If there are any parents reading have you thought about doing that with your children. Leave a comment down below.

Sincerely, Courtney Renee


In one of my previous posts I told you all what Christmas means to me and how it changed over the years and this post I’m sharing how I’ve seened Christmas evolve in the economy. 

If we think back to our first memory of Christmas and how Christmas was explained us it might of been explained as a celebration of the birth of Jesus and remembering the importance of why God decided to bless Mary and Joseph with Jesus. Through the years of working through retail I’ve seen the true meaning of what Christmas should be about to an opportunity for making money. I remember seeing Christmas decorations in stores starting after Thanksgiving but now companies are advertising and selling Christmas products before Halloween! Turning Black Friday to purchase gifts early to Black week. Turning the holidays from spending time with your love ones to spending time at work. If we are so busy working and supposedly making money then why are we so many people scraping by? Companies are spending so much money competing with a holiday that was not meant for sell. People waited until December to start playing music and decorating their homes and it was fine then. Trading family time for work time is at an all time high especially in America. I just wish more companies took the time to see the importance of being with family and resting. 

Do you feel like the true meaning of Christmas has turn from family time to money time? Leave a comment down below. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee