By Mary Mulliken
The holidays bring such a rush of excitement that the list of to-dos can quickly become overwhelming. Creating a "family motto" at this time of year is a simple way to keep what's most important to you in perspective as you navigate your calendar, your wish lists, and your daily life. Distilling your personal motto into one word makes it easy to remember and keep alive.
How do you come up with a family motto? (and how do you say it in one word?)
I suggest asking yourself the following 3 questions:
1. When it comes down to it, what's most important to me/us this season?
(For our family it was "keeping the holiday meaningful and non-commercial")
2. What's the best and most fun way to accomplish that?
(For our family it was "by doing crafts and making as many of our gifts as we can")
3. How do we say that in one word?
(Our family chose "make")
At our house, we hang a banner that says "make" in our living room and it guides us the whole month of December. Our friends chose "calm" to remind them to say no to most holiday obligations. You might come up with something entirely different and that's what makes each family special.
What motto inspires you this season?
Mary Mulliken creates fun and inspiring one-word banners to hang in your home. You can choose from a large selection of banners or have one custom made. Visit her shop at familymotto.etsy.com