The second best thing about Thanksgiving is Christmas! Because unlike all of America, which decided that Christmas season now starts roughly the same time as Halloween, I firmly stick to the tradition that Christmas comes after Thanksgiving. And by “after Thanksgiving” I mean “turn on The Bishop’s Wife as soon as the dishes are done.”
I helped my parents put up their Christmas tree before flying home and could barely wait to get started on my own today after church: Justin and I came home, donned our ugly Christmas sweaters, cranked up the Mannheim Steamroller, boiled a pot of cinnamon for ambiance, and set to work.
First the garland and wreath for the front door. They’re pre-lit and cordless, with a timer to go one between 5p-11pm every day from now till Christmas.
Once inside, I’ve got more little white lights. A garland over the TV cabinet becomes the “mantelpiece” for stockings, and my perfectly-sized tree fits perfectly between the couch and the cabinets.
The tree came pre-lit with 300 lights. I added another 400.
Another garland leads upstairs. Again, thank heavens for cordless technology!
I can’t take credit for the ugly Christmas sweaters: they’re the most recent masterpieces to come out of the brilliant mind/craftroom of my dear sister Ashley.
Happy Christmas season!