Good morning. It seems as if this is becoming more and more commonplace(but no less significant), another terror attack, this time in New York. My heart is broken and my prayers are with those who lost their lives and are injured. As I type this I wonder will it ever stop?
How was your Halloween? Did you get a lot of little cuties at your house for tricks or treats? We had nary a one. So today I will be donating all of the candy I purchased, except for 3 or 4 of the little boxes of Milk Duds, to be sent to our Troops overseas.
I realize that yesterday was Halloween but while I was looking at both Pinterest and Instagram last night I was surprised to see that people are already posting CHRISTMAS decorations! I might add that I am not talking about their trees from last year they have already started decorating.
I get the pressure of social media, especially if that is how you make your living, but I find it a bit sad that you have to have the house and garden decked out for Christmas before Halloween is even over.
That said, I love Christmas, the sights, the scents, the food. I love my tree(s), the lights, the stockings, my ornaments, baking and everything that Christmas means but even I draw the line at starting that early.
Typically I start decorating Thanksgiving weekend because we have a lot going on in the month of December, so if the tree is not up before then, it doesn’t get done.
I drag all of my decorations out, sort them, decide which is staying and which is going. Then I decorate the trees, the front porch and I like to add pillows and candles to the guest rooms, soaps and lotions to the bathrooms, tea towels to the kitchen, small touches that add something special to each room.
Once the decorating is done the fun can begin, the baking, the Christmas movies, the concerts, the classics, and the parties.
So this week my question to you is, when do you decorate for Christmas? Do you have a real or a fake tree? Do you decorate your tree as a family or by yourself? Is today too early to begin decorating for Christmas?
I love hearing your thoughts and opinions and appreciate you sharing them.
Have a wonderful day!