I finally feel like it's time to start getting ready for Christmas now that it's officially December. I have a hard time getting into the holiday spirit before December but now that it's arrived, you can bet that I'm going to be listening to some Christmas music on my way to work this morning.
Last night, I hung up my advent calendar in anticipation of today. My Grandma made this for our family & growing up, my brother & I would take turns hanging up the Christmas ornaments starting on December 1 and counting down to December 25. One year I would hang up the odd days and Jeff would hang up the even days and the following year, we'd switch. The reason we had to do this was because you wanted to have the even days. Why? Because that meant you got to hang up the ornament on December 24 which was always the star on top of the tree. Since my parents knew how much I loved this calendar, when I moved out a few years ago, they gave it to me to keep up the tradition. And I still love hanging up the star every Christmas Eve.