I mean, it’s coming in 6 weeks. I wanna plan my holiday schedule. I’m not one of those that refuse to even think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Let’s give Thanksgiving its due and all, but some things about Christmas take planning and thought. If I didn’t think about it til almost December, it might be too late!
Last year, I had a different place to decorate than I do this year. Last year, I had different neighbors to meet and encourage. Last year, we spent Christmas in Jeff’s home town. This year, we’ll be at home. Last year, things just looked slightly different. Not better, not worse. Different! I like the idea of keeping some things always the same. I like the idea of determining if new stuff should come in. I like the idea of discarding things that no longer work.
Are there new traditions I want to start this year?
Are there new decorations I want to make?
Are there new ways to reach my new neighbors?
As a way of thinking about this, here are some of my posts that jog my memory:
Hot Cocoa Kits, NOEL signs
Nativity, Stockings, Advent
Wreaths, Advent, Neighbor Gifts, Silent Monks Singing Hallelujah video
25 Days of Christmas – I should do this again, but it takes planning. Gotta start now!