The day after Thanksgiving is an official holiday in our house - Decorate For Christmas Day.
I love Christmas. I love the way the house feels when it's covered from top to bottom in ribbons, garlands, and twinkling lights.
So we go all out.
My husband drags up the boxes of decorations from the basement. He keeps a cheerful attitude about it all, even though I'm pretty sure it annoys him to no end. And there are a lot of boxes.
The girls and I ooh and ahh over all the pretty things that come out of the boxes as we search for places to showcase each one.
As we put out all the Christmas things, we pack the every-day decor into the boxes, not to be seen again til after New Year's.
Of course, there's always time for some fun and some giggles.
And lots of telling stories of holidays past, happy memories to be passed down.
Christmas isn't just a day. It's a season. There are crafts and gifts to make, cookies to bake, friends to have over, songs to sing, memories to remember and memories to create. It really is the most wonderful time of the year.