Everyone has their own traditions when it comes to celebrating and soaking in the holidays. Two of my personal favorites; I buy a pumpkin on my birthday every year and a bag of candy corn as soon as I see them on the shelves! I won't bore you with the many, many others (such as waiting to play Christmas music until December 1st), but I will let you in on a few of my unique thoughts on how I like to 'time the holiday season'.
I like to think of the color on the trees as wrapping paper. It creates such an exciting expectation for what's to come. It comes off slowly to remind us to stop and take it all in, but once it's off... it's go time! *Hint- carve pumpkins during this time ;). Turkey will be on the table before you know it, but then the snow will fall to amp the excitement back to 10!
Having worked in a retail environment for 9 years; I learned to create a healthy balance of living in the 'real world' and the 'retail world'. In the real world I wear sun dresses while sweaters and cozy socks pop up in stores! Similarly, in the real world I celebrate the joys of fall while creating Christmas decor. I like to think of 'retail world' as God's little preview of what is around the corner. What a wonderful way for the grass to be green on both sides!!
So in the early spirit of snow, glitter, and the birth of Christ... Georgia and I had a little fun this weekend creating a reclaimed wood tree! Of course, I couldn't resist the funny Pinterest "fail" comparison picture (below).
I am looking forward to everything this time of year has to offer and would love to hear about some of your favorite traditions! Post in the comments and stay tuned for more holiday decorations! Also, don't be afraid to wear a Halloween costume while dreaming about turkey and pumpkin pie!!