I love Christmas time. My family is fun to spend time with. Tradition is comforting. Getting gifts for family, though a bit overwhelming, is mostly fun. My favorite part of the season is taking moments to just stop and observe. I love to sit in my living room with a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate or hot tea with chocolate and stare at the tree. I love to turn off all the lights and stare at anyone’s tree. Which sounds a little creepy, but normally only people who know me let me in their house to stare. Seeing all the houses aglow and the lights in yards and along streets makes the cold days better. I wish people left their lights on until mid-March. This from a girl who doesn’t put any Christmas lights up, but once someone has, they really should let them linger longer.
This year as we decorated our tree, a tradition I love, I thought about how ornaments began. The Christmas tree came from Germany, and not surprisingly so did the ornament. If […]