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!!!