Sunday, November 25, 2007

'tis the season...



I love the Holidays. I especially love Christmas, but I refuse to acknowledge the onset of Christmas, until Thanksgiving is officially over. I feel like it's important to celebrate each Holiday to it's fullest, and to not cut one short for the excitement and anticipation of another. One of the things I loved most about working at Nordstrom was walking in the day after Thanksgiving, to find the store adorned and ornamented, embellished and trimmed...everything screaming It's Christmas! I love that unlike other retailers (that have Christmas stuff up at Halloween), Nordstrom waits until the day after Thanksgiving to unveil it's holiday decor, also feeling the importance of celebrating one holiday at a time.
I can actually remember one year convincing my mom that we should put up the tree before Thanksgiving. It was the year that we had found out about her cancer. Because the chemotherapy had caused her to be so sick and weak, we were unable to host Thanksgiving dinner as we had in years past. Due to the fact that we wouldn't be having any company over, we decided to go ahead and break out the Christmas stuff early. That was the Christmas mom died. I'm not sure if that's the reason I'm so adamant about waiting, or if it's because it's just part of longstanding tradition, but I think I will always wait until Thanksgiving has passed to welcome the commencement of Christmas...







7 comments:

buddens said...

I love those ornaments! Are they yours or did you just find pictures of some? Very cute.

I'm so sorry you lost your mom around Christmas. Keeping traditions alive is a great way to remember someone!

nicole said...

Yes. Those are our ornaments, and that's our tree...full of Christmas Krinkles. We started collecting them when we were dating, and now we have somewhere around 25 of them. (I guess we're somewhat obsessed.)

ahe said...

I love your tree. I tried to do garland/ribbon on my tree this year and just couldn't pull it off so I ended up taking it off.

Blackner Family said...

I am so excited for Christmas!! I love the magic of this season too! I love your tree! It's gorgeous!! Whether it's clothes or Christmas trees/decorating you have great taste and style!

Smokin' Piper... said...

Someone said ye have a black santa figure! True or nae?

Kira Joy said...

Your pictures are awesome...they look like ads in a magazine!

diana rose said...

your tree and ornaments are just fantastic!!! i love them.

i, too refuse to break out the christmas decor until thanksgiving has passed. unfortunately, this year i've been slow to get it all out and am still working on christmas-ing up my home.