It’s here! My most favorite season of all has arrived! As I sit here typing, I look on the counter and see a pumpkin, and a dried fall flower arrangement waiting to be placed in the box with the other fall decorations, and next to them both…..two boxes of candy canes!
Tomorrow, we plan to decorate the house for Christmas. We’ll put up the tree, sort through the years of “homemade-only-a-parent-could-love ornaments” and hang them on the tree. The two youngest will carefully place the candy canes on the tree, probably bunching them anywhere between two and four feet from the ground since that is about as tall as they can reach!
We’ll end up with a tree, filled with years of memories and clumps of candy canes, but it will be the prettiest tree of all!
The homemade decorations that have faded, broken, or been glued back together again will remind us of times past and the blessings God has given.
We’ll also open this year’s ornaments (we add a new one for each person every year), laugh at the discovery of them (I’ll explain later!!), and begin to settle in for another holiday season.
Christmas carols are already playing on the radio, the malls are full, some in our neighborhood have already adorned their houses with lights, and that yearly craving for smells of cinnamon and spice, hot chocolate, and homemade chili, are present.
I LOVE CHRISTMAS!
It’s just a fun and warm time of reflection, and a time that I know our families will be together, celebrating what’s most important about the season…the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!
I give thanks to God for bestowing the special gift of Christ’s birth, and continuing to bring years of special Christmas memories to our family!
I’ve decorated my blog page, as you can see, and we’ll be talking about Christmas alot this month, so stop by often and join in!
If you feel like sharing, how about answering the question, “What things tell you that Christmas has arrived?”