So I’m one of those people that refuses to decorate for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving. Anyone else with me?
I think it’s because I view Thanksgiving as an autumn holiday, and I want to give my family plenty of time to appreciate and celebrate it before moving on to the next holiday.
As we move toward Thanksgiving, we talk a lot about our blessings, friends, and generosity with the boys. We want them to recognize the blessings in their lives and thank God for providing so abundantly for them. We want them to realize what a gift friends are and learn what it means to be a true friend to others. We also want to teach them to live with their hands open, not closed, so they can share the blessings God has given them with others.
We’ll wrap up the Thanksgiving holiday with a day filled with visiting family and sharing good food and conversation—all things I’m extremely grateful for. After that, we’ll move on to the Christmas holiday.
Now that we have a new home, I think I’d like to start a new family tradition of picking out our Christmas tree and decorating it on the day after Thanksgiving.