It’s crunch time, people! Thanksgiving is just a few days away. On the bright side, we’re one day closer to being allowed to celebrate Christmas unabashedly, without any of the Charlie Browns complaining that it’s too early! Woohoo! I’m especially looking forward to our family’s favorite holiday prep tradition–cutting down our Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving!
It’s such a great way to get in the spirit of the season, and when we cut it down that early, the weather is often still nice, even in MinneSNOWta (not always, but often). Best of all, the place we go has tons of free activities: pony rides, a dog sled ride, petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides, and a bonfire. If you’re in the Twin Cities, make sure to check out B&J Evergreen in Clear Lake, MN (and no, I’m not getting paid to say that–heck, so far, I’m not getting paid to say anything! Ha!). You won’t be disappointed!
To get you in the holiday spirit, we’ve included some links to other bloggers’ suggestions to have a great holiday season. All of these lovely ladies are members with us on a Facebook group called the Mom Blog Tribe. We love them! Check them out:
Engineered Motherhood has great tips on How to Stay Productive During the Holidays
Short Sweet Mom offers advice on How to Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays
Taylor 411 has great suggestions on Passing Down the Holiday Family Traditions
What are your favorite holiday traditions? Or perhaps this time of year is not one that you look forward to–how would you like to be recognized respectfully? Please let us know in the comments below. I have always found that the best way to share love and respect is to start a dialogue. And, above all, isn’t love the best gift to give at Christmas?