This year presents a new challenge as we get ready to celebrate the holidays. We have to take extra precautions to keep everyone safe, this may mean not visiting family, not traveling this year, not hosting holiday parties, etc. Even though the holidays will look very different this year, we can still make it very special!
There are several things that this pandemic can’t take away from us, we can still enjoy decorating, putting our tree up, cooking and baking, holiday crafts, watching holiday movies, talking with loved ones virtually. We can still keep a lot of our traditions alive amongst the chaos.
My hope for you is that you can enjoy the holidays this year and think of all of the things that you are grateful for. Lift your spirits by doing some of your all- time favorite holiday traditions!
There are so many things that bring excitement to the holidays and tree decorating is at the top of my list. We traditionally put our Christmas tree up the day after Thanksgiving every year, that way we have almost a month to enjoy it before Christmas is here! I have such fond memories of decorating the tree as a child, we would string lights and add tinsel and ornaments. There’s something so magical about being cozy on the couch under a blanket and watching the lights on the tree.
When do you put your Christmas tree up? Do you have a real or an artificial tree? I hope you all are well and are enjoying the festivities of the holiday season!
As a young child, my parents would take us all out to see the Christmas lights around town. We would go to ones that you pay to drive through, like the public displays and we also would just take a drive around the neighborhoods looking at how magical all of the houses looked brightly decorated with color. These memories live deeply inside my mind and are some of my fondest holiday memories! There is nothing more amazing that driving or walking through the town on a cold winter night watching the beauty of the Christmas lights illuminate the world.
This holiday tradition was and still is one that we look forward to every year. It’s something so simple, yet brings so much joy to our family. We must make time to revisit the little things that bring us so much happiness. The holiday lights are so uplifting and bring back so many memories. For a moment you feel so small staring up at the display of lights and you just stand there in awe and peace and remember how magical the holidays are no matter what age you may be!