There are some people out there who don’t really care about holidays and other occasions, and who don’t particularly want to mark them with any special treatment. I am definitely NOT one of those people. I have an individual helium tank in my basement ‘just in case’ we need to blow up balloons, for goodness’ sake.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m no stylist. I’m not about things looking ‘perfect’ (I despise that word) or trendy. The celebrations I throw are reminiscent of my parents’ shindigs, where friends and neighbours got together to have a meal and play cards afterward, well into the wee hours of the morning. I grew up watching my parents entertain, although that specific word was never used (and possibly abhorred) because to them, it was just getting together with friends to have a good time.
I love making an effort to celebrate the big and little occasions because, simply put, I feel incredibly grateful to experience them. It comes from a place of joy as well as an effort to stop and appreciate events, because it certainly feels to me that time is flying way too fast.
This is my effort to record our celebrations, from birthday parties to holidays, and everything in between. They’ll be filed under the obvious category ‘celebrations’. Please feel free to follow along, if you wish!