It’s four days before Thanksgiving and I’m contemplating taking down the pumpkins, the cornucopia and the orange tidbits that are scattered around my house. I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year so I don’t feel the need to keep the stuffed turkey doll that sings, ‘eat chicken’ displayed. LOL
My usual custom has been to begin decorating for the holidays right after Thanksgiving. It used to be that I was told to only decorate in a winter motif with no Santas out until December first, but this year, there are no restrictions. And I’m feeling a bit of holly jolly in the crisp weather.
So I’m asking…what do you think? What are your traditions? Do you think I’m rushing the fa la la la la like the stores? Or should I just go for it and do what I feel in my heart I want to do?
For me, the love and joy of Christmas is contagious. It’s in the twinkle in the lights, the joyful greens and reds that make me smile. It’s in the giving of traditional gifts and the giving of ourselves to others. It’s in the joy in singing hymns which evoke memories of precious happy times and Christmas carols which bond us in peace.
I love the season and wish it could last all year long. Perhaps that’s why decorating early has such an appeal. I never tire of the sparkle and simple joys that the holidays bring.
Thanks for reading and for allowing me to process how I feel. I’m off to gently put away Mr. Turkey and begin to shine my heartlight. ‘Tis the season you know to shine!