I waited patiently after Halloween to see when I could start my Christmas decorating without looking too eager and everything looking silly. Hubby gets a nice little laugh out of my enthusiasm for the holidays now as I really didn’t even think twice about it when we first started to live together. It wasn’t until we had our first child and Christmas became all about him did I start to get excited for the holidays. We like to do our holidays quiet, at home with the three of us, and visiting our families at different times.
So last weekend while Adam was out for his massage I dug out all 4 of the large rubbermaid bins with the holiday decorations and started our plan of what we would put up first. We now have wreaths hanging in the windows, yummy cinnamon smelling pinecones in baskets, sugar cookie scented candles burning and I think the lights will go up next!
On my to do list over the next week is getting ready for our 25 days of Christmas that was introduced to us by the wonderful Andrea over at a Peek Inside the Fishbowl. Last year we enjoyed all of our family related activities. I am even more excited this year as D is a lot older and really understands what we are doing and why we are doing it. Let the planning for fun and activities begin!
I have gotten a good start on my Christmas shopping and really hope to have it all finished by December 1st. I just need to stay on track a few more weeks!
So what are your holiday traditions? Do you leave your shopping to the last minute or are you already finished? I would love to hear what family fun your family partakes in over the holiday season!