Monday, December 7, 2009

The Holidays Have Officially Arrived

I'm feeling thankful this season and wanted to share a little bit about what I've been up to besides work. I realize not everyone celebrates Christmas, but my family does, and I wanted to share the beginning of my holiday with you.

This is my third married Christmas. The first year Greg & I went to our favorite market to select a Christmas tree. Last year we were in Costa Rica and only hung our stockings & wreath. This year we decided to cut our own tree, like I used to do as a kid. I was excited to head to Vormittag Tree Farm and Greg enjoyed himself too. Here's how we spent the Sunday after Thanksgiving...

Finding one after about 15 minutes of looking and cutting it down at the farm.

Making Greg smile while sawing, hauling it to the truck and securing it for the ride home.

The official Christmas card shot for family & friends, taken by the owner himself.

It's decorated and ready for the season.
I'll be hanging cards in the kitchen this year (top), and stockings on the sofa table (bottom).

Since my office is quite small, I only decorate with the little red tree (bottom right), which happens to be laced with fiber optic lights - it's the perfect addition to my work space.

Share your holiday traditions with us in the comment section of this post and you'll be entered to win a little present from Pearls Events. Do you travel to see family? Do you sing carols in your neighborhood? Do you bake cookies with or for loved ones? Do you break out the snow gear and sled with your family? We want to know! **Contest ends Friday December 18th at midnight, EST. Winner will be announced on Monday, December 21st.**

The rest of my holiday schedule includes sending out the remainder of our Christmas cards, a cookie exchange, the annual slumber party I host for my high school girlfriends, church service on Christmas Eve, Christmas day with both my family and Greg's and ringing in 2010 on New Year's Eve at a party hosted by friends.

Happy Holidays from Pearls Events!

4 lovely comment(s):

Anonymous Dec 7, 2009, 10:23:00 AM  

I come from a Jewish family with lots of Christian relatives, so it is always a bit of a tight-rope walk when we get to the holiday season. We want everyone to feel included and not marginalized. So we make gingerbread houses. For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving weekend has been marked by the smell of gingerbread baking and by the thrill of an extravagant trip to the candy store. This year, our family made 5 houses, and they sit together on my parents' mantel along with miniature trees and gnomes to form a tiny happy holiday village.

LC Dec 7, 2009, 12:51:00 PM  

My husband and I listen to Christmas songs on the radio and sing (or whistle!) as loud as humanly possible. If we don't know all the words, we make them up as we go. :) Other people would think we're nuts, but we're perfectly content with being crazy.

Anonymous Dec 9, 2009, 6:02:00 PM  

We always listen to the entire Snoopy vs the Red Baron!

Annie Dec 29, 2009, 12:06:00 AM  

cute office decor!

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