Christmas

Happy Holidays from The Heavy Purse

The Ryan's

We’re just days away from Christmas and the Ryan household is full of anticipation. šŸ™‚ I’m sure it is the same way in your home as well. I plan to take some time off to enjoy the holidays with my family and possible sneak in a little R&R too. Of course, between Christmas, New Years and Taylor’s birthday, I’m not sure if that’s possible!

But no complaints from me, I love the season and being surrounded by my loved ones. It’s my hope that you are able to be with loved ones this holiday season too and that Santa Claus treats you well. After all, if you’re reading The Heavy Purse and teaching your kids about money, then you certainly made The Nice List! šŸ™‚

Many of us stress out this time of year because we put so much pressure on ourselves to create a magical Christmas for our loved ones, including giving spectacular gifts. But as Mother Teresa so aptly said, it’s the amount of love in those gifts that really matter.

It's not how much we give but how much we love we put into giving. Mother Teresa

I’m packing a lot of love into my gifts and hope you are too! I’m taking the remainder of the year off from blogging to spend time with my family, but I’ll be back in 2015 with lots of great new posts and tips to help you raise financially confident kids.

May every gift given and received this Christmas be filled with love,

Shannon

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December 22, 2014  •  40 Comments  •  Christmas

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  1. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the new year :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thanks, Nicola! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too and a Happy New Year!
  2. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    Beautiful family pic! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and holiday weekend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Holly! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas too and holiday season!
  3. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    Wonderful family photo Shannon! I hope you and the fam have a Merry Christmas and happy early birthday to Taylor!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, John! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas too and best wishes for a Happy New Year too!
  4. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    I love that Mother Teresa quote. Keeps the motivation behind giving in perspective (i.e. give out of or because we love). Have a Merry Christmas Shannon (and family)! :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      I love that quote too - it definitely helps us keep perspective, especially at a time when people tend to go overboard! Merry Christmas to you and your family and have a wonderful holiday vacation!
  5. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    Beautiful family photo, Shannon! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Natalie! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!
  6. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    I love this photo Shannon!!! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Shannon! It's from Taylor's First Communion. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas too and best wishes for a great 2015!
  7. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    Enjoy your time off and Happy Holidays Shannon! Great family photo!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Will do, Tonya! You have a wonderful zen rest of the month too! :)
  8. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    Beautiful! Merry Christmas!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too!
  9. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    Wow look at that family! Great pic! Merry Christmas to you and your family and I hope you enjoy the time off!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thanks, DC! I think I will keep them. :) Merry Christmas to you and Victoria and have a wonderful holiday season!
  10. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. Enjoy the time off and we'll see (read?) each other next year!!!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Aldo! And yes, we'll see/read each other in 2015!
  11. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    Shannon, your family is absolutely beautiful! :) Merry Christmas and have a wonderful and blessed holiday!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Mackenzie! I think they are pretty special too! Merry Christmas to you and your family and I hope you have blessed 2015 too!
  12. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    What a happy family you have Shannon! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Jayson! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family too!
  13. Monday, December 22nd, 2014
    Merry Christmas. You have a beautiful family!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Kim! Merry Christmas to you and your family too!
  14. Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
    I wish you and your family all the good that there is Shannon and what a beautiful family picture!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Kassandra! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and blessed holiday season too!
  15. Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
    What a lovely family! Hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Andrew! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family too!
  16. Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. What a beautiful family you have Shannon! Enjoy :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you, Kayla! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!
  17. Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
    What a beautiful family photo! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you have a wonderful holiday :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thank you! I hope you and Mr Frugalwoods (and Frugal Hound too) had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year too!
  18. Thursday, December 25th, 2014
    Beautiful family pic, Shannon!!! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and an awesome 2015, my friend!
    • Shannon Ryan
      Saturday, December 27th, 2014
      Thanks, Laurie! Wishing you and Rick and your family a wonderful Christmas and blessed 2015 too!
  19. Saturday, December 27th, 2014
    Such a gorgeous family! Happy holidays, Shannon :)

    (I'm part of the new Happy Homeowner team. It's now me, Mark, and Noah at the reigns. Stop by and read our post from the other day where we introduced ourselves!)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, January 5th, 2015
      Thanks, Alex! I'll definitely pop over to The Happy Homeowner and meet the new team! :)
  20. Friday, January 2nd, 2015
    I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and great start already to 2015, Shannon!! I can't wait to learn more from you with raising financially confident kids, as I'll definitely be paying a lot more attention in the years to come. :)
    • Shannon Ryan
      Monday, January 5th, 2015
      Thank you, Anna! And I hope you had a wonderful holiday season too. And I can't wait until your little one makes his/her introduction! Best wishes for an amazing 2015!
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