Have A Natural Christmas 1979 Author:Nancy Bubel From the introduction: Christmas summons memories and warms the cold days of early winter with the glow of family reunions, friendly get-togethers, treats and surprises. When we are caught up in the spirit of appreciating each other and our many natural and spiritual blessings, we find ourselves cheered through the seasonal doldrums of the sho... more »rt, dark days into the turning of the year, full of hope and resolve, and warm feelings for one another.
And so it is natural for us to find ourselves wishing, sometimes, that we could recapture some of the simplicity, the immediacy, the originality of those earlier days. Simplicity, challenge, sensible use of time, hand-production of useful goods, nourishing whole foods, time for each other--all of these realistic, down-to-earth ways of living are as appropriate now as they have ever been. It may take a little imagination and daring to live with intentional simplicity here and now, but you are free to try it, and that is something to be thankful for.
We hope the hints you'll find in these pages will help you to recapture the best of the past in your celebration of Christmas Now...and that some of the immediacy and simplicity of these time honored ways will continue as part of your everyday life in the good new year to come.« less