Thanksgiving is now behind us which means that it is time to get the house ready for Christmas! It means hanging ornaments everywhere and covering the house in red and green.
Decorating for Christmas!
It is one of my favorite nights of the year. I love putting up and decorating the tree. Decorating the house is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Since Madison is away at college, this year it was Macey, my Mom and I.
My mom starts by putting up the tree and fluffing the branches the way she likes. Then, us girls start taking turns putting on our own ornaments that we have accumulated over the years. Its tradition that on St. Nick Night we each get an ornament and start the morning by putting it on the tree that morning, so we have quite the collection of ornaments.
Lots of Ornaments
One the tree is covered in ornaments we go about the rest of the house Hanging stockings, putting out figurines, and so on. We are doing this all while listening to Christmas music and are dancing and singing. It is one of those night where we are all laughing and smiling.
Christmas is my favorite holiday because it means getting to spend time surrounded by family. It means fires and hot chocolate and wonderful lights. It means celebrating the birth of Jesus and being thankful for the year that has passed.
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? And what is you favorite Christmas ornament to put on the tree?
PS: My Favorite Ornament is the one from my first Christmas because even though I do not remember it, I like to think that I enjoyed it as much then as I do now. Only now I know what the celebration is about and can make memories that I will remember for year to come.