I admit it, I’m one of those people. I love Christmas.
The pretty lights, wrapping presents, parties, decorating the tree, christmas shopping and all the rest of the craziness that comes with this time of year. The smell of gingerbread baking, the sound of Christmas carols drifting from every shop you walk past, knowing that Santa is on his way. I love it all.
I know we all tut-tut about the amount of waste and the blatant commercialism of it all and way too many presents, and it’s true but it’s only once a year, and we don’t need to go completely overboard to have a great day.
Since having Snugglebug it’s made this time of year even more special and fun. (Even though I do cringe a bit when I see how many presents she gets!) I love the excitement, seeing her eyes light up when she sees the tree all lit up and sparkly, dancing around to christmas carols, the look on her face at the first taste of gingerbread or candy cane and of course the squeals of excitement as she carefully peels the paper off a present.
I really love the traditions of Christmas, putting up the tree, baking, going to see the houses all decorated. I’m really excited to be able to start our own traditions now for our little family, starting with decorating the tree together, counting down the days and making decorations with Snugglebug. I can’t wait till she gets bigger and can help with baking Christmas treats and making gifts for people. (This year she’s my chief cookie taster, at this rate I’m not sure there’ll be many left for Christmas day.) I’ve even got my eye on an “elf on a shelf” for next year after seeing all the awesome ideas on pinterest.
Speaking of next year, I’m already looking forward to next Christmas, it’ll be our first Christmas in the new house and the new baby’s first Christmas too. I’m pretty sure I’ll go completely over the top decorating and cooking to try to create a perfect traditional Christmas. It’s been so long since I’ve had a proper Christmas tree or unpacked all my decorations, I can’t wait, it doesn’t feel like Christmas without them. This year I even had to go buy a mini tree because it just didn’t feel right not having one at all.
So, ho-ho-ho everyone, hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and that Santa spoils you all.
Merry Christmas everybody!
Till next time