Monday, November 29, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like....

Like so many of you, I love, love the Christmas season.  Even so, my enthusiasm and participation vary from year to year.

In some ways, this year is shaping up to be a big year.  

How so, you say?

For one thing, we've already put our tree up.  That's early for us... I usually wait until December.

I've also been searching for quite a while for a countdown calendar.  We'll use it to countdown the days to Christmas day, and at the same time, discover a surprise activity for the day.

I finally decided to go the simple route and downloaded large printable numbers on alternating green and red backgrounds.  I ... umm... seem to have lost the original location of those, seeing as how I just spent the last 10 minutes looking for it.  Oops.  If I find it I'll let you know.

Or I may use this Christmas tree printable instead (I've already enlarged it in photoshop).  Or hey! Maybe we'll do both! 

One of my purposes in a countdown calendar this year is to put a little bit of Christmas every day.  So we are enjoying the season, and celebrating all month long.  Hopefully we'll create a month of memories and lessen the build-up to One Big Day.

Several times a day, every day since Saturday, when we assembled and lit the tree, Alan has put his hands together and exclaimed, "today is Christmas!"

After correcting him for the umpteenth time that Christmas was 'days and days away', I realized maybe he's already got the idea I'm trying to go for.  So finally, instead of correcting him, I am agreeing with him.  

Alan's right:

It's Christmas!

Are you getting ready yet?


Jennifer said...

We are getting an early start this year, too. Not sure why but I'm kinda liking it. If Christmas is a season of the heart - then, its Christmas!!

Michelle said...

Yep! Tree's up, outside decorated, almost done decorating inside. Even actually have nearly all the presents bought. Just have to wrap and put under the tree! Our countdown tree starts tomorrow. Can't wait! Am looking for an advent type thing though as well.

Tracey said...

SOphe said "Merry Christmas!" the first day we got a little snow. We won't put the tree up for at least another week, maybe two.