Better Late than Never: Happy Festivus

February 16th, 2009

The smell of fresh baked cookies greeted my brother-in-law, his wife and kids, as they arrived at the house today for our annual Christmas gift exchange.

No, this is not a re-tread post. It’s Presidents Day, and we’re finally getting around to closing out Christmas ’08. I do believe in stretching out the Christmas season (aka Slow Christmas), but even I’ll admit this was a bit extreme.

Yet in the Episcopalian-Jewish-Buddhist-Agnostic-Non-Religious-and Roman Catholic family I married into, Christmas celebrations are decidedly different than those I remember as a child.

And I couldn’t help but compare our belated celebrations to the tweets and emails I received earlier in the evening from my @greenmoms friends Janelle Sorenson of the non-profit Healthy Child, Healthy World and Sommer Poquette of Green and Clean Mom. Rather than miss participating in last week’s Green Moms Carnival, they added their posts today. “Better late than never,” I tweeted back to them.

It’s a motto this Mom can relate to.

— Lynn

Copyright OrganicMania 2009

One Response to “Better Late than Never: Happy Festivus”

  1. Janelle Sorensen on February 16, 2009 9:13 pm

    Happy Festivus to you, too! I’m chronically late (which has ended up meaning never) sending holiday greetings to friends and family. Thought I might do it for Valentine’s Day this year. Didn’t happen. I still don’t know when it will happen, but keeping in mind “better late than never,” I’ll do it when it works. I relish doing it when I can really invest in it. And, my friends and family will be shocked and surprised and have a totally holiday-unrelated greeting of love. I think it’s a beautiful concept in it’s own way.

    Thanks for offering this simple but grand perspective!

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