Thursday, November 16, 2006

Calling Mom Squad Members!

Time to weigh-in, we are looking for your comments! It seems Christmas season starts a little sooner every year with retailers stocking up and people decorating right after Halloween in some cases! So we want to know, when do you put up your tree and decorations? To chime in, just click on "comments" at the end of this post and let us know! We would love to hear from you.

Also, what is the one thing that really makes you feel it's Christmas time? Is it seeing snow? Hearing Christmas music (thanks to The Fish)!:) The start of Advent? Putting your tree up? Tell us the one thing that makes you realize the holidays are here!

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

We put our tree up the Weekend of Thanksgiving. I think the one thing that lets me know it is christmas is the chritmas lights.

Paula -Nov. Mom Squad said...

Christmas Music is the perfect thing to get me into the Christmas Spirit...it's never too early to begin to hear those wonderful songs of the season.

Susan Waszak said...

I love it all! The music, the lights, the decorations and the snow! I decorate the day after Thanksgiving. This really gets me in the mood! I try not to do it too early so that we enjoy Thanksgiving and the end of the fall. On Thanksgiving morning, we have one of Santa's elves come to live with us in our heating ducts until Christmas Eve! He brings little things to the kids to let them know that he has arrived and is watching them. When they are good, he leaves little treats and notes! This really helps me to get into the Spirit! The kids LOVE it!! They watch for him to come every year! Even our 14 year old!!
Just a little added benefit to help then not fight!! LOL :-)

Connie said...

When I was a child, we always put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving. Now that I have a family of my own, we start Thanksgiving night. I get into the Christmas Spirit when the my local hometown does the annual Christmas Parade which is the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays to you all and may God bless you this holiday season.

Connie, Franklin Square, Ohio

Paula said...

I love hearing about all the different holiday traditions that everyone has. Those from when you were growing up that have carried over into your own families and the new ones you created for your family to add on to the old favorites. Keep making those traditions happen, they build lasting memories of love that carry through the year.

Shannon from Euclid said...

We always get a live Christmas tree and we put it up closer to Christmas so that it lasts as long as possible. I also celebrate European Christmas on January 7th, so we need the tree to last at least that long! The smells of the live pine tree and baking Christmas cookies are what tell me that the Holidays are finally here!

Anonymous said...

wer put up the tree and all decorations after my sons birthday on novenber 24th. We try to keep this seperate and special. I think also the snow and music have alot to play. This year my youngest is 6 and he is running around with a santa hat, glasses and white glasses yelling HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! The whole neighborhood can here him.

Holly said...

We usually put up our tree, the Friday after Thanksgiving!

But . . . apparently last year. . . I announced to my family that we would go out and cut down a tree this year! :) I must have been out of my mind! I can't imagine that those words even came out of my mouth. But hubby has confirmed that they did. So for us this year is an adventure into the woods . . . to cut down a tree. . . and bring it home . . . and put it into the house! I don't even know what to think about all this! I am still overwhelmed and I have had a couple weeks to think about it all and let it sink in!

The thing that really gets me going with the Christmas spirit . . . is the first Sunday service in December when the worship is all Christmas music focused on the birth of our Saviour. . .it really gets my heart pointed in the right direction!

Anonymous said...

It feels like Christmas is here when I see the bell ringers for the Salvation Army and putting up my tree.