I didn't take many photos. In fact, only a handful, and I didn't like those.
I didn't get a photo of the whole family together. I didn't even get a photo of my brothers or niece with the girls.
I didn't make most of my gifts. In fact I only made one.
I didn't buy gifts at all for some of the people I usually buy for.
I didn't go overboard and over-budget on gifts for the girls.
I (we) didn't make the apple pie. I didn't make biscuits from scratch.
I didn't spend a week cleaning the house or buy new towels.
I didn't make paper chains and gumdrop trees and gingerbread houses.
I didn't put red bows on the porch railings or at the neighborhood entrance.
I didn't write a Christmas letter or get a photo to include in Christmas cards.
I didn't make a photo calendar for my family and friends.
I didn't go to Christmas Eve candlelight church service.
I (we) didn't go for a Christmas Day hike. Didn't get out for a hike at all.
I didn't have a Christmas Day meltdown, crying in my room, losing my cool (well, not until several days later, and only in a non-holiday-related argument between me and Paul).
I did make a lovely, delicious meal for my family.
I did go the to Christmas tree farm with my family and some friends.
I did decorate the tree with my little girls and my mom.
I did play in the snow in the days before Christmas with my children.
I did go to Pierogi Day with my in-laws.
I did support local businesses whenever possible.
I did (attempt to) give thoughtful, personalized gifts.
I did receive several lovely, thoughtful gifts.
I did manage to mail a couple of gifts before Christmas Eve.
I did go to Christmas Eve mass (just early in the day).
I did send Christmas cards.
I did go to the movies with my sweetie (and family).
I did talk with and spend time with my parents and brothers and niece.
I did have a lovely visit with some new friends (and their new addition).
I did resolve things and make up with my husband (after the aforementioned argument).
I did laugh.
I did enjoy my children, and all of my family.
And I did have a wonderful holiday. I hope you did, too.