So, first let me say that I am not a Thanksgiving hater. I consider the time of year between mid October to mid January as “The Holidays”. It is my favorite time of year and I try to enjoy it as long as possible. I know that a lot of people become upset with stores setting up Christmas decorations in October. They feel like Thanksgiving is completely looked over because it is not a consumer influenced holiday. You know what, I don’t care. I am ready to bring out the Christmas Spirit and am not going to let Thanksgiving get in my way.
Going from Halloween to Christmas
Putting religious implications aside, Christmas is just more fun. Don’t get me wrong, I love what Thanksgiving stands for… sharing a meal with the ones we love and care about. Reflecting on what we have in our lives to be thankful for and celebrating it. These are all great things. I am all for that, I just prefer Christmas Decor, traditions and celebrations to Thanksgiving. Food aside, it is hard to be politically correct when preparing Thanksgiving crafts and projects. My job is to make crafts, art, and decor related projects. I don’t feel comfortable posting an article about creating a Native American headdress for my boys to wear for Thanksgiving. Let’s face it, who wants to dress like Pilgrim? Not attractive attire.
There are only so many things that you can make into a turkey without going crazy.
I love traditions and crafting. That is what makes Christmas special for me. It is the only time of year that I can paint everything I own gold and not look like a crazy person. I can have colorful lights zig-zagged in our bushes and a giant reindeer in my yard. It is about installing memories and magic for my boys. That is why I am going from Halloween to Christmas without looking back.
As an adult, I love walking into a store filled to the limit with holiday wreaths, lights, ornaments and colors. My goal as a Mom is to provide some holiday magic and memories and starting in October gives me more time to fit it all in.
Why would I wait a whole month to decorate when I am ready to decorate now? I am ready to eat homemade Fudge and watch kids crack up at the movie “Elf”. That is why I say bring on the Christmas Season. The longer, the better.