As the gales blow against the windows, creating a fantastic din, I’m thinking white stuff and trees with lights. Well, it used to be traditional in the US for the Christmas season to start the day after Thanksgiving. Now its more like a couple weeks before Halloween!
l don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I remember always being told by my parents how terrified I was! Don’t you just love the hat? Christmas memories!
And this is what I did to my daughter! K Mart made a mistake and gave us extra sets of these pics (other ones were without the hats) We had enough to paper the walls! That would be a scary room!
My favorite part of the season is the lights! As a child we would get a ride on Christmas Eve all over the neighborhood to see everyone’s decorations. I continued the tradition with my kids. There were some extravagant displays…think National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation! When I first came to England 11 years ago, I was disappointed, not many people put lights outside. But they seem to have caught on! There are some places where you can’t see the actual house for the lighted ornaments etc.
I’ll be getting our tree out soon! We don’t do outdoor lights, I’m afraid of heights and couldn’t get on a ladder high enough! But we have loads of lights for the tree and last year I got a little 3 ft tree and a string of 50 lights for it, for the upstairs! So there will be plenty shining through the windows!
Traditionally, Yule is the season of lights after all!