On December 5 I finally played the Christmas music to set the mood and decorated the house for the season.
I started by gathering greens from my yard to make a wreath for the door. I planted a holly bush many years ago, and while it has grown substantially, until this year it had not produced many berries. The holly branches just aren't quite right without the red berry.
Every year I open the boxes and arrange the contents just a bit different than before.
This is the new dining table arrangement for the season. Love my automatic candles!
This morning we awoke to our first blanket of snow for the season. My boys begged for a "snow day" from school, suited up and disappeared outdoors for the entire day. It would be lovely to have a white Christmas but tonight it is raining again. More snow is predicted but.....we'll see....