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3 Days Until The New Year! 

There are 3 days until 2017 so here are 3 ways I’m bringing in the new year: 

  1. Ending the year how I want the new year to begin. Surrounding myself with positive people. 
  2. Leaving everything negative in my past. 
  3. Have a glass of red wine in one hand.

What are 3 ways you’re bringing in the new year? Comment below. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee 

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

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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