Normally this is the time of year that I’m complaining that everyone is trying to stuff Christmas down my throat. I prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to get into Christmas. I put my tree up in mid-December because I’m old school and I like to keep it up until Epiphany (January 6th). But for some reason, I really want to start decorating my house for Christmas right now! I don’t want to wait! I don’t think I can blame it on the cold front that is coming through tonight and knocking the temperature down to a sane fall level either. I asked Mike last weekend if we could start decorating this weekend. Maybe I should start pulling things out – we could put the lights on the bushes outside and start to get the decorations out for the fireplace and things like that early. The tree will have to wait though – it involves cat-herding (and I have no idea how Chloe will do with it), so I’m not ready for that yet.
I just feel the need for sparkly Christmas lights.
I am inspired to make some homemade decorations this year after checking out Loobylu, who has tips on the “perfect” way to decorate a tree – and a link to Wee Wonderfuls, who has the cutest snowflakes hanging on her ceiling! How cute are they? I totally want to do that. And I’m going to get out my cinnamon heart ornaments because they smell so good. I think I’ll make some pinecone ornaments too – I have a few already that Jason made in school when he was younger and they look so darling on the tree. We have plenty of pinecones out in the yard, so I’m all set.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Have I lost it? When do you start your Christmas decorating? Have you started already? And when do you take everything down?