Hugging Strangers

I love the holidays.

Like, overly giddy, jump up and down, spin around in the aisles with my arms outstretched, hugging strangers love.

I gush over the colour coordinated lights, holiday music, and rush of shoppers struggling to open their car doors without putting their bags down.

My face lights up brighter than most toddlers when I see Santa waving happily in the mall; his holiday cheer convincing me to share my wish list with him.

Oh like you don’t go sit on his knee.

And I live for the photo’s.

Holiday photo’s are my favourite to plan for.

There’s new jammie’s to buy, ornaments to pick out, and ideas to look up.

I organize, plan and colour coordinate my ideal holiday family.

An OCD dream.

This year I am not hand writing every holiday card, as much as I would like to, my hand cramps, the excitements gone after the third card, and my writing becomes sloppy and illegible.

I am relying on Shutterfly.

Their seriously awesome Christmas cards are perfect for displaying my serious adorable child!


With a couple of clicks my cards are done.

This leaves me more time to focus on the important things during the holidays.

Shopping. Hugging Strangers. Family

Shutterfly provided me with compensation for this post, however,  all opinions are 100% my own.

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28 Responses to Hugging Strangers
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    November 14, 2011 | 7:07 am

    I can just see you going up to strangers and hugging them, and sitting on Santa’s knee!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:22 pm

      I have been known to approach strangers.
      You know me well.

  2. By Word of Mouth Musings
    November 14, 2011 | 10:14 am

    LOVE this time of year, tried putting on Christmas music last night … my hub nearly went over the edge.
    Bah humbug!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:22 pm

      I have been playing mine in my car.

  3. imperfectmomma
    November 14, 2011 | 10:26 am

    I love shutterfly! We got our christmas cards from them last year and plan to do the same.

    And btw, I am so a christmas nut. I love christmas. My absolute favorite holiday. Christmas is the best..

    Think I like christmas 😉

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:22 pm

      Shutterfly is great! I agree. They make is sooo easy to get cards done and over with

  4. Sweaty
    November 14, 2011 | 11:09 am

    Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, because my birthday is so close to it 🙂 It really is a season to be merry. And yes, I could totally understanding wanting to hug strangers! It sometimes made me want to be ‘the’ Santa Clause even! LOL

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:21 pm

      When is your birthday?
      tell me NOW

  5. Julie
    November 14, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    The holidays are the one time of year when hugging is allowed. 🙂 I love the energy of this post, btw!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:20 pm

      thank you for that sweet compliment.
      I would hug the crap out of you if we met

  6. Rach (DonutsMama)
    November 14, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    I’m actually excited about the holidays this year b/c of my daughter. Before, I just couldn’t take the hype. Now I’m creating it, lol!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:20 pm

      Children make the holidays! It is one hundred times better when you have a child to share them with

  7. Kir
    November 14, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    Oh girl..I just fell in love with you! I am a hugger! A christmas lover!!!! A girl who squeeeessss during the holidays. I can’t wait to see what you have cooked up fo us this year!

    I feel like a kindred spirit now!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:19 pm

      we ARE kindred spirits!
      I’m a goofy child at Christmas! I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEE it!

  8. Jessica
    November 14, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    I have a free Shutterfly book I need to make. Aye, gotta get on that.

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:17 pm

      yes!! love mine

  9. liz
    November 14, 2011 | 8:55 pm

    I don’t write out cards either. Photo cards are the way to go!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:16 pm

      and they’re prettier

  10. Kimberly
    November 14, 2011 | 11:48 pm

    I’d like to see the photos of you on Santa’s knee, please. 😉

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:15 pm

      I have to draw the line somewhere

  11. Bruna
    November 15, 2011 | 12:26 am

    Who has time to write out Christmas cards!?!?!? I love photo cards 🙂

    I want to see the photos of you on Santa’s knee too, please!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:14 pm

      OMG… I did it three years in a row..
      terrible photos

  12. Galit Breen
    November 15, 2011 | 12:43 am

    I love this time of year, too! And yes, the photos are a fave of mine, too!

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:13 pm

      YOUR photos are gorgeous!

  13. Amber
    November 15, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    Confession: I love CHRISTMAS!!!! BUT I have not sent out a Christmas card in about 6 years. Yes, I know the shame and horror in that. HOWEVER!!! I plan on redeeming myself this year. I’ve been wondering about shutterfly…Hmmmm….Do I dare go look over there now and see if it’s the right fit for bringing me back to sending out cards???? 😉

    • multitaskingmumma
      November 15, 2011 | 9:09 pm

      you should contact them and see if you can write a post for them!

      • Amber
        November 16, 2011 | 10:35 am

        I wouldn’t even know how to go about doing that. Though it sounds like it would be fun.

        • multitaskingmumma
          November 20, 2011 | 2:49 pm

          i will send you the info

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