Even though Autumn is my favorite season I’m not much of a Halloween person. I don’t do scary– I even start avoiding Walmart around this time because I don’t like the scary masks and decorations in their seasonal department. I do like dressing up for a party with friends and handing out candy to cute princesses, pirates and ghosts though. It’s just not my favorite holiday. I pretty much decorate for Fall and Thanksgiving and carve jack-o-lanterns with friends.
So what is my favorite holiday? CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
I pretty much love everything about Christmas.
I don’t get stressed over gift giving because I give something heartfelt and that is what matters, not price tags or status. I usually start shopping pretty early because I start seeing things on sale my family and friends would love. I do love receiving presents but I always love giving them more!
I love hearing the cheerful carols everywhere and i LOVE decorating the tree and putting out my Nativity set. I love the cooler weather and praying that snow actually falls on Christmas (rare at my parents home in Oregon).
The smell of a fresh cut tree and the glittery lights I can hang everywhere and I always try to start decorating just before Thanksgiving but my hubby always stops me.
I usually hold out on taking my tree down a week or so longer than socially acceptable. 😉
And most of all I love the reminder of baby Jesus. How God Almighty put aside His power and place in heaven to come down to us as a weak and humble baby just so He could grow up, experience all the life and temptations we do, and then die in our place on that cross. Christmas is a reminder that Love came down to save us.
A few years ago I did a 12 Days of Christmas Series, check it out 🙂