I will be the first to admit that I am ready for Christmas this year. I am ready to put up the decorations and to start to play the music. I love going into the stores and hearing the music already and seeing the decorations and the displays of ready to go gifts. I love looking at ornaments. I love seeing the areas for Santa to come and sit and listen to list upon list. I admit I am ready to go.
But… I like to wait until Thanksgiving before truly jumping into the full swing of Christmas. I love Thanksgiving. I love the cooking and the baking and the eating. Eating is especially the best part of Thanksgiving. Watching the Macy’s parade is right up there also. I don’t mind if I miss the first part of the parade, but I have to see the end of it. I have to see Santa arriving and hearing the ho ho ho’s. That’s my cue that the holidays have begun.
I had a friend (well, still do) that we had a friendly competition for years. We would try to be the first one to get our Christmas cards to each other. I would send mine so that she would get theirs around the first or second of December. We laughed often about who would get theirs first. Most years she won, occasionally, I won. We no longer play the game, but it was fun while it lasted.
I wait until the beginning of December to start my Christmas cards. I try to get things ready to go before then, but, usually, I wait.
So, all of this and the title of this post… what has started my thinking? Today in the mail, we received our first Christmas card. There is was, Christmas stamp and a Christmas scene on the envelope. I couldn’t believe it! So, I guess the season has begun, a week before Thanksgiving… Somehow, it just doesn’t seem right. I will assume that hubby’s cousin is bored and retired and anxious to get things done before December!
Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your visits. DAF