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Jingle Bells! (The Lupus Holiday Remix)

Jingle bells, lupus smells…Prednisone stole my hair! *giggles*

The rheumy thinks I make it up & now i’m having a flare! RAH!

Yes lovies, lets all have a laugh! Delight in the humor of life because there are people all over the world who are going through tougher times than we are. Let’s fight the lupus blues together this holiday season with laughter, cheer, love, and if you must a lovely dash of sarcasm!

So lets all share different ways to beat the blues so we can all have a joyous holiday! Here are some of my favorite ways to spread some cheer:

1. Write a card/letter!

There is nothing more magical than getting mail that ISN’T a bill from the doctors in the post! Make it fun, you can pick up some inexpensive paper & crafts from the dollar store and make your own card or purchase one. I like to write heartfelt messages & often tuck a little surprise in each one I send. That feeling of “long distance love” is irreplaceable! Pass the cheer!

2. Baking holiday treats!

Nothing gets you into the holiday spirit like fresh baked cakes, cookies, or pies in the kitchen. The aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, apples, and pumpkin always put me into a holiday place of zen. Even if you’re not feeling up to baking then just pick up some “ready to bake” cookies from the market. Sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon and enjoy! We all deserve a treat for making it to the end of the year!

3. Enjoy a holiday activity!

If you’re feeling up to it invite some friends or family over for a holiday movie! Some of my favorites to watch with my family are Elf and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. I make lots of hot cocoa, pull out the whip cream and marshmallows. Pop some popcorn and bring out a tray of those holiday cookies and ta-da its a warm festive moment!

No matter how bad the blues try to dampen your holiday spirit this year, FIGHT IT! We’ve a lot to be thankful for and what better way to fight the blues than with loved ones! These are my favorite ways to spread cheer for the holidays, if you have some of your own please share them!

Stay strong and remember to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL!

Tiffany Marie

This article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.


  1. Jeannie

    Great post, Tiff!! I enjoy doing all those things too 🙂 Enjoying a cup of hot cider while reading a good book. Some other things that help me fight the blues is making sure that I have friend time. Going out with the girls for dinner and a movie. Girl time is always a must. One of my favs tho is Christmas baking. Whether it’s by myself or doing it with fam.


    • Tiffany Marie Peterson

      Thank you Jeannie! I don’t know why so many readers are bashful to leave feedback! I love to hear feedback on whether my ramblings are understood or not *giggles* There is nothing I love more than the spirit of the holiday! There’s something magical about it, and sharing it is always a must!

  2. Desiree rouse

    I always love reading your posts. They always make me laugh and lift my spirits. Funny cuz lupus did make me loose my hair! Lol. I always love decorating for Christmas and listening to Christmas music. It always puts me in a good mood and of course watching Christmas movies with my kids.

    • Tiffany Marie Peterson

      Thank you Desiree! & yes I definitely had the hair loss this year. We learn to see the bright side of every situation.
      I totally forgot to mention decorating, it’s also one of my favorites for the holiday season!

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