It's time to think about Christmas! How I admire my neighbors and my blogging friends who are prepared and decorated for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. I'm not one of those people. Instead, I tend to savor Thanksgiving for as long as I can before I move on to the next holiday. But I think my week of savoring needs to end and I should move along! Before I know it, Christmas will be here and past!
I remember grade school days when mom and dad were busy teachers; sister and I busy students at school. It wasn't until Christmas holiday that we decorated for the season, putting up a Christmas tree decorated with homemade ornaments and paper chains. Once the tree was up, the household took on an air of secrecy, as we were a 'homemade Christmas' family --- and sewing, gluing, hammering, and sawing were the activities that filled the days before Christmas. Home-baked cookies and breads, Christmas lights, caroling parties, new dresses for the holiday, and cups of hot chocolate --- helped make a great holiday.
So. . .it's time to catch the spirit of the holiday! I'm ready.
Photo: Elm Street Antiques