My brother-in-law can be very vocal about his displeasure in seeing Christmas paraphernalia hit the stores weeks before Thanksgiving (a sentiment shared by many, I know). But while he frowns, I can’t wipe the grin off my face, for I represent the other (and likely smaller) crowd that thrills at the sight of all that red and white making an appearance on retail shelves.
For the sake of my family, I try not to overexpose them to too many Christmas carols before Thanksgiving. On my own, however, I start filtering the uplifting songs into my repertoire by late August. For the sake of my family, I refrain from pulling out any Christmas decor until after Halloween. Yet for the sake of myself, I do begin the decorating process come November 1st. 🙂 I have always been that way, and no matter how society’s views change on this controversial holiday, I pray I will always find joy, comfort, and peace in my own corner of the Christmas world.
So for all of you out there who share my excitement at this time of year, here’s a little Christmas fun from my corner to yours. Look closely. Someone’s up to her usual mischief, hiding among those trees and those snowmen. Can you find her?