Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Mini Christmas Bucket List (A link party)

She says...

It's the holiday season and my favorite time of the year, especially Christmastime! This is such a special season so I have decided to join Leslie in making a mini bucket list. It's not that elaborate and mostly just a list of my Christmas traditions.

  • Decorate Our Tree - Last year, we bought a new pre-lit, LED, slim tree. It's perfect for our living room area. The year before, half of our tree lights went out the week of Christmas! I blame the Grinch. Ha!
  • Attend Christmas Parties - We are all wearing our Christmas sweaters and will be a fun night!
  • Shop for Gifts - When our kids were younger, Troy & I would go out at 4 a.m. the morning after Thanksgiving and try to get some good deals on gifts. Thankfully, we don't do that anymore. I try to start shopping in October and November so it is not so overwhelming. I also shop the sales on Cyber Monday.
  • Wrap Presents - This is fun for me! I get all of my supplies out, put on some Christmas music and take my time to enjoy it. I realize some people hate wrapping. But when my older sister and I were little (in the 70's) my Mom would take us to D.H. Holmes to shop. While she was shopping, we would go upstairs and watch the ladies wrap gifts. We learned how to wrap beautiful presents.
  • Drive to Look at Christmas Lights - The locations vary; but, every year we hop in the truck and drive around looking at beautiful holiday lights and decorations.

A few other things I do are send holiday cards, watch our favorite Christmas movies, host our family Christmas dinner and most importantly, attend Christmas Church service. With all of the holiday hustle and bustle, taking time to celebrate the birth of Jesus is truly the gift.


13 comments:

  1. What a lovely list, sounds to me like you have a wonderful list and your priorities are in good order. Good for you!

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    1. Thanks Lea. Something about writing it all down gave me all the good feelings. :)

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  2. These all sound lovely, except for the lights going out, that's the worst. I forgot the holiday gift wrapping but I also find this time magical for me. Usually I am alone and enjoy it just as you've described. Happy holidays.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  3. What a fun list you have! Gift wrapping is a very useful skill to have. Happy holidays to you! I'm visiting from Leslie's link up.

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  4. How wonderful it sounds!! Happy holidays! Greetings from Sydney.

    Hugs

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  5. Your tree is lovely. We have a tall prelit slim line tree as well. It goes up this weekend and the gal will decorate it Monday. Your bucket list is great and sounds like you and yours are in for a fun Christmas season.

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    1. Thanks, Lea. Hope to see your decorated tree in an upcoming blog post!

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  6. We had to buy a new tree last year as our lights on our pre-lit tree got so hot Christmas morning they started melting!

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  7. What a beautiful tree, Anne! So glad you joined me for this. I look forward to seeing some Christmas sweater pics, photos of your decor. Hope you will share some of the Christmas lights you see, too. We have done a scavenger hunt in the past, will probably do it again with Lucia and Cady when we are all together but that will be right before New Year's.

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  8. Sounds like a fun, festive time planned. I've got some gifts but I still need to keep looking!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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