Did you know that there are only 108 days until Christmas? I know now, because I just Googled it! I’m trying not to go into full-blown planning mode right away. : )
I do feel like I should start unpacking decorations though (and trust me I would, but Super Trooper would give me that look and then I’d get all huffy and it’s just not worth it. Yet…). I don’t really get panicky about shopping until a few days before Christmas. And since I rarely have everything bought at that point, I start spending more money than I should just to get it finished! I have a feeling I’m not alone in that.
I have to say that Christmas is kind of my “thing”. It’s my absolute favorite holiday. I think about it all year long and I always have list upon list of projects and gifts I would like to make, recipes I would like to try, or Christmas traditions I want to start. I feel pretty accomplished if I can cross a couple of things off of each list!
It would be hard to say when I fell so in love with Christmas. I know that like most good little children (hehehe), I always liked to get gifts, but that is not why I enjoy it so much now. To me, Christmas has always been magical. I can feel it in the air–that feeling of happiness and joy. It’s as if all is right with the world for just a little while and it makes my heart smile. I know the meaning of Christmas. I know why we celebrate it. But if you asked me for just one reason why I love Christmas so much, I don’t think I could give you one. There are just too many!
I’ve decided it would be a wonderful thing to start a Christmas series for That One Mom. For the next few months, I’ll be sharing favorite Christmas recipes, decorating ideas, crafts, and gift ideas. I will also be sharing Christmas memories and some of my favorite holiday music. Of course, I haven’t forgotten the other holidays and important things I need to write about. I’ll be squeezing all of those in the middle of the Christmas Cheer, so don’t forget to check back each week to see what’s new!!!
***I love, love, love the ornament in that picture. It is courtesy of Something Fun Jewelry & Gift Boutique in Lexington, KY. There are lots of really cute things in the shop and the owner also happens to be one my best friends!! Check it out if you’re in the area or find them online at http://somethingfunlexington.com/.