DECODING OUR 2021 CHRISTMAS TIME CAPSULE wreath
It’s that time of year again and we are back with the latest addition to our fantastic family tradition! Our Christmas Time Capsule Wreath. Here we go!
After one of the most unusual years in our lives in 2020, the Santa Family found our footing and decided we were going to live our lives to the fullest in 2021. 2021 was a year of travel for us. We did what we needed to do to keep everyone safe and got out there and mixed it up.
In December of 2020 I created the Santa Dad and 2021 was the year I, Santa Mom, and the Santa Sisters fully introduced ourselves and began sharing our adventures with the world. Santa Dad is everywhere … Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook … and we took all of you wonderful people with us every time we got into some new Christmas-colored fun. And there was a lot of it! Beach trips, Christmas in July, all the holidays throughout the year, and as December rolled around we really cranked things up a notch with our first annual Christmas Across Georgia tour, plus Twinkle Reels! So, when it was time to think about what this year’s family time capsule wreath might look like, we had plenty of options and selected the very best memories that we wanted it to whisper to us during future Christmas seasons.
To begin the build, I asked the girls to think back on the year and tell me what stood out to them the most . . . things they enjoyed, what they were most proud of accomplishing . . . whatever it was that really defined their daily lives. It didn’t take long and we knew what had to be on this year’s wreath so all that was left was to get to building.
Innocence. Energy. Passion. Creativity. Excitement. Together. Love. Home. Safety. The Santa Dad , of course. These were the key words we felt best captured our lives over the past year.
The girls were were still thrilled with how much we had been able to be together. As a parent and a dad, I was so thankful that they felt safe, and loved. We were still living with the threat of the virus every day, but the girls had a clear understanding of what was happening and what we were doing to keep all of us safe. The Santa Sisters (at ages 6 and 4 at Christmas) continued to amaze us at how resilient they are and how they often are the seemingly infinite source of strength and motivation for Santa Mom and myself. These powerful examples, coupled with a heaping helping of emotion, certainly had a heavy hand in the final look of the wreath.