By the time anyone reads this, it will most likely be Thursday, November 20th. Now I realize that it's still a week until Thanksgiving, but go inside any store these days, and you can tell by the merchandise that Christmas is coming soon! Normally, I'm one of the people who adamantly feels that we should not start celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving. However...Thanksgiving is rather late this year. So if we stick to the "no getting ready for Christmas until after Thanksgiving" rule, we'll have less than one month before the big day!
I'll admit...I've already made my Christmas card list and purchased the cards. I've also bought a wreath, a fake pine garland for the mantle, and a Christmas tree. Shawn and I have agreed to start decorating this weekend. I've also begun making a "wish list" on Amazon (in case any of you who are reading this would like to get me a present...). :) I've decided that it's okay to start a little early this year for a few reasons. Like I've mentioned, my parents are coming here for Thanksgiving. We'd like to let them see our place decorated for the holidays! Also, we're going to be out of town for the actual Christmas holiday, so decorating early now will make up for the few days that we won't get to enjoy our decor later in the season. And the main reason I'm excited to get ready for Christmas...this is the first year that Shawn and I get to prepare together! Last year, we got married on December 21st. With all the craziness before the wedding, we just never had time to decorate. We spent Christmas in Jamaica last year! And besides, this is the first time that we'll be able to decorate our apartment...we didn't move in together until after the honeymoon last year.
So to leave you feeling a little Christmas-y too, I give you one of my favorite holiday commercials. (I couldn't find the Campbell's soup commercial where the snowman walks in and "melts" into the red-headed kid.)