Day 7 in our “Santa’s 12 Tips for an Ideal Christmas” series is entitled, “Eat Forbidden Foods”. This art piece features Santa Claus gobbling up a plate full of Christmas cookies. Santa’s tip- Take a vacation from dieting during this holiday season.
“Experts” admonish us to avoid fatty foods and to exercise several times a week. To our credit, we do our best to follow their well intentioned advice. But dieting all the time gets boring. If you find yourself craving a chocolate cringle, go ahead, indulge the urge. Soon enough you will be back in a dieting mode again. Santa’s tips in this series are about “ideally living”. Spend some time this season to define what “ideally living” means to you. Usually it’s about achieving balance in your life. In this instance it’s about finding the balance between over-indulgence and absolute denial. Happy eating… (to see more of Santa’s tips go to http://tinyurl.com/ydjde88.
Day 5 in “Santa’s 12 Tips for Celebrating an Ideal Christmas” series is, “Enjoy Others’ Traditions”. We manage to get fairly narcissistic in this country about our holidays, particularly as it relates to Christmas. December is host to other holidays, including Chanukah, Kwanza and even Boxing Day. A little participation and recognition of someone else’s tradition will go a long way toward making this an ideal holiday for you. Be like Santa in the image below as he lights a menorah in observance of Chanukah. Very enriching! Go to http://tinyurl.com/ydjde88 to see Santa’s other tips for an ideal Christmas.
Day three in our “Santa’s 12 Tips for Celebrating an Ideal Christmas” series is called “Do Traditional Things”. This whimsical art piece (picture below) features Santa Claus trimming a Christmas tree. Santa’s tip- Trim a real tree this year, not an artificial one.Don’t you love the smell and look of a slightly asymmetrical Christmas tree? In our 12 day pursuit of creating an “ideal” Christmas this year, number 3 is really about making your holiday an authentic one. Check out the sculpture and Christmas cards at http://tinyurl.com/ydjde88
This is day two of “Santa’s 12 Tips for Celebrating an Ideal Christmas.” These are a series of clay sculptures I created which have been made into Christmas cards. To see them, go tohttp://tinyurl.com/ydjde88.
Today’s tip is “Hang Out with Friends”. The sculpture features Santa, arm in arm with his pal, Frosty the Snowman. The holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas is often fraught with frenzy. Try to set aside at least a little time to just hang out with your pals.