Anybody else have Christmas fever? It’s going strong at our house. In fact, my daughter woke me up at 4:52 am on Saturday morning because she wanted to know if it was Christmas yet. While I was carrying her back to bed, I noticed that the light in my son’s room was on. Yep, he was up, too. He was “thinking about how he wanted to decorate the Christmas tree. Let’s just say we had to lay down some very strong “don’t-get-out-of-bed-until-the-sun-comes-up” and “we-promise-we’ll-tell-you-if-it’s-Christmas-so-don’t-ask” rules at our house.
Since there’s so much Christmas fun floating around, I thought I’d dedicate the next few weeks on my blog to Christmas traditions. I’ll be sharing mine– but I also want to hear yours. So, tell me your favorite traditions in the comments and I’ll post your ideas, too!
As far as decorating goes, I usually decorate the day after Thanksgiving. I know, I know, it’s early, but I get antsy. This year, my kids wanted to help which I have to admit is a stretch for me. I’m slightly particular about things being just-so so I had to let go of some of my predetermined notions and let them have a say.
On Friday evening, we decorated both of our trees. I have a big 12-footer in my living room that’s decorated with my grandmother’s antique crystal ornaments. Then, the kids have a smaller 8-footer upstairs in their playroom that’s decorated with whatever ornaments they want to use. Of course, both of my trees ended up with a thick layer of ornaments on the bottom and nothing up top. I had to resist the urge to redistribute.
Question for you: When do you decorate for Christmas?