The holidays can be hectic and stressful, but artist and author Sandra Magsamen says there are many creative and inspirational ways to make the season meaningful. Sandra talks with Jean about how to apply simple, heartfelt approaches and shares her tips on how to enjoy the holidays.
Realize it's not about the cost. It's not about how much you spend on gifts for loved ones this holiday season, but rather about giving each person a gift that acknowledges your relationship with them. Sandra gives meaningful gifts by making pottery or signs and inscribing heartfelt messages on her work.
Appreciate your loved ones. Sandra suggests writing down all the reasons why you appreciate a loved one on individual pieces of paper, then putting them all in a box and wrapping it up as a gift to give to that person.
Enjoy each moment. If you take some time to enjoy every moment in your life, you will find yourself more appreciative of everything you have been given, Sandra says. She suggests sitting down and writing about the things that bring you great happiness. "We are the artists in our lives and we create every single moment," she says.