Yesterday, we dragged, well, my wonderful husband dragged all of our tubs of Christmas decorations down. I just love to open the containers and unwrap the Christmas cheer. I love seeing the decorations that I forgot that I had and I especially love seeing the ones given to me by my former students. It is a nice little reminder of them and my teaching days that now my own girls can enjoy. I also like finding the ornaments that my own children made. They will always be a treasure for me.
I still have a few more Santas to add to the bunch, and I just feel like a little kid while scattering cheer throughout my home. The girls were just so excited. We put their artificial tree up in the den last night and let them go crazy with all of the soft decorations. I have packed the glass ones up for now until they are older and the cats aren't as attracted to them.
The girls are at the perfect age. It is all so magical again and they just skip around and sing Christmas songs. I find myself turning the "Sounds of the Season" channel on and listening to Christmas music all day. I want to savor every single day of this season, and enjoy it while the girls are still young.
This afternoon, we are going to go and pick our real Christmas tree. This year, it will go in the living room and not the den, which last year at this time was a huge formal living/dining room. My husband made it into two rooms, den and HUGE laundry room for me. I am too domestic, because I love that room, even though it remains a mess. At least I can shut the door. LOL
Enjoy my Santa pictures. Maybe you have a collection that you didn't even realize you had. If so, let me know if I inspired you and what you found.