I admit it … I decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving!
To say that I truly love Christmas would still not be enough to really express how much I love this holiday. Growing up I have fond memories of my Mom transforming our home to one that you would find in the Pottery Barn Holiday Catalog, while my Dad cranked up his favorite holiday music. From the pillows on the sofa to the hand towels in the bathrooms … there was no room left untouched. Everything was “Christmased!” As much as they loved the holiday they never once put decorations up before Thanksgiving, so why do I break the tradition?
Over the years I’ve realized that it’s not the decorations, or the presents, or the Cranberry Bliss Bars Starbucks releases that make this year so special to me. It is the romantic-fairytale like state that seems to encompass the whole world that make me truly love this time of year.
How my parents freely danced in the living room to Jingle Bell Rock while hanging wreaths and ribbons on the wall. How more people suddenly get the urge to pay for the order of the person behind them at the Starbucks drive-thru. How I can barely keep it together when I know I have found the perfect present for my husband.
Christmas is when the whole world becomes a little more idealistic, dreams a little bit bigger and basks in the fairy tale wonderland that surrounds them. … so can you blame me if I want to start the season earlier each year?