It's the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄
Today is one of my very favorite days of the year, and not because of the Black Friday shopping!
This is the day that my family puts up our Christmas decorations. When the kids were little we would send them to their grandparents house for the day, and LOVED picking them up in the evening and seeing how excited and full of wonder they were looking at the lights and all of the decorations. Now that they are older, they get in on the act (sometimes begrudgingly, #teenagers) and help us.
It's an all day affair (usually spilling into the weekend a bit) with Thanksgiving leftovers for lunch and more for dinner, and the house will be full of the smell of pine (from candles, only artificial trees in our house, #myhusbandisafireman). We are sure to spend some time watching Christmas movies while decorating our main family room tree (Elf is our tradition). The phones are usually quiet, there are no games or school activities, and it is just a nice, relaxed, family weekend.
What is your favorite part of the holidays?