It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! I know, I know….the turkey hasn’t been carved yet but I just can’t help it. I LOVE me some Christmas. I love the spirit of the holidays. Of course I love to shop and find and good deal, but I really appreciate the way the world becomes a little softer, more generous and kind to those in need. I love sparkly things and twinkling lights and the smell of baking everything that is totally not on my diet. Yep, my heart melts every day this time of year. And, for those who are not lucky like us. who don’t get to live their life through the lives of a child each day, this season helps them to embrace their inner kid and that is pretty cool. Anywho…I just finished my ChristmasAround the World Unit. It is a whopping 108 pages and will be on sale this week for $6 for its debut. If you teach about Christmas, Hanukah, and Kwanzaa, I hope you find this helpful. I have also included the beloved Santa Claus, Rudolph, and a few elves too. This packet covers a lot and I can’t wait to use it in my classroom (after the break of course, ehem). I am off the whole week. Whoo hooo!!! I will pop by later. I’ve got something BIG up my sleeve for Black Friday so check back soon!!
On a personal note, I put up my Christmas decorations this weekend. Don’t judge me! LOL! This is the third year I have put everything up the weekend before Thanksgiving and I love this new tradition. My family and I are those crazy shoppers on Black Friday (seriously, it’s Special Ops!) so I am totally exhausted on the weekend. Once December hits, the rest is history! So, now I embrace this no stress opportunity to cross something important to my family off my list. Here are a few pictures I thought I would share. Yes, I do put up multiple trees. J I have everything really organized in about six big crates so it only takes about three hours to whip my house into holiday shape. So worth it!!
Our living room tree is 9 ft tall. We bought it on QVC and took 6 months to pay for it. The tree in the kitchen is our old tree. It is completely funky and my kids love it. It’s decorated with hot pink, purple, green and blue. I put all of the extra decorations in my hurricane on the table. The Charlie Brown looking tree is in the front room. I really wanted a tree there too but I am drawing the line (this year) and not buying anything new for the holidays. J Have a great week friends!!