I love the day after Thanksgiving! The Christmas excitement will explode in our apartment! First goes up the tree, then the lights. We usually have to sit and soak it in for awhile, drink some egg nog, eat some dinner in there somewhere. Then it's up with the advent Calendar! The first FHE following Thanksgiving is dedicated to making the advent notes and stuffing the pockets with candies! All the while, our favorite Christmas music is happily floating through the house. It's a "snowglobe" moment, when all is right in the world, and the moment could almost be frozen.
This year I wanted to document especially some of the ornaments hanging on the tree. And hey, if there's ever a fire, at least they'll be documented, right? Whenever we trim the tree, and open the ornament box, out come lots of stories with each item hung on the tree! Years worth of memories and people to remember!
I love how holidays can be transformed into something magical by the memories created around them, and look forward to every ounce of happiness Christmas brings our family!