Wednesday, November 16, 2005


I refuse to give in to the Christmas spirit til after Thanksgiving! I am changing the station if I hear Christmas carols on the radio. I am not going to watch any Christmas movies until after next Thursday. Yes, I am making gifts and looking in second hand stores for gifts and getting gifts ready to mail to my swap partners. Those are things I have to do in order to meet deadlines. I am not going to get out all the decorations until after Thanksgiving dinner. I am not going to start wrapping gifts and sending cards until after Thanksgiving. I always start decorating Thanksgiving night and I plan on doing that again this year. 2 of my daughters have trees up already! Have to add that Megan's tree is a support your troops tree and decorated in red white and blue with yellow ribbons and will stay up till her husband Brian comes home.I admit I would love to start decorating and putting up all the trees around the house. I love Christmas but I also love Thanksgiving. Life seems to be rushed enough without me helping rush the holidays. Secretly I really really want to start the Christmas celebration but I promised myself I would carry on the tradition of starting that holiday after we celebrate Thanksgiving. So all my blog neighbors start decorating your blogs, start posting pictures and ideals for Christmas and I can go to your sites and celebrate a little early and I won't be cheating!!! Until next Thursday I will have fall decorations and Thanksgiving pictures on my blog and in my house. Right after dinner next Thursday...... Watch out for the Flurry!!! Cause I will be a Christmas decorating speed demon!

7 comments:

almost there said...

ours is a support the troops tree that quintin bought at a yard sale, mom you left that part out. It has been up since late august. and will stay up until mid jan.

Anonymous said...

Blessings for a beautiful Thanksgiving and holiday season!

ms*robyn said...

I am with you 100% Peggy !!!
I refuse to put one decoration up until December 1st,when my wreath goes on the door - then it is full steam ahead.
I just feel that if you start 'doing' Christmas too soon, it takes all the anticipation and by the time the day actually comes it seems as if you have been preparing for months.
Like you, I have a few deadlines I have to mee, so that is an exception.

Amy said...

It really is a pity we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in New Zealand, i've heard from my brother in law that it's a lot of fun and the food is delicious...especially pumpkin pie which I tried recently yum!

Maggie Ann said...

I'm with you almost all the way Peggy...I did make those Christmas gift tags...what was I thinking 'lol'? I need to make my Christmas collage to mail too. Thanksgiving is a vital part of our history...would we even be here without the original one? Oh to be a thankful people...blessings to you!

Maggie Ann said...

I know now...the reason I made the Christmas tags was the fault of the Memory Makers scrapbook magazine I bought! I got carried away with enthusiasm...but no Christmas decorating till after Thanksgiving...thats a promise!

Walter Jeffries said...

No kidding! I really dislike this pushing of the Christmas holiday earlier and earlier. It is just so they, businesses, can make more money on the big sales season. It has nothing to do with Christmas itself. We have a a rule in our family, no Christmas songs, etc until after December 1st. Spreading Chrismas this far takes away from Halloween and Thanksgiving. People miss enjoying the fall. People need to enjoy each of the seasons and holidays in its time.