I always get SO excited about decorating for Christmas. I got so excited this year we pulled everything out the weekend before Thanksgiving. Now that IS awfully early to decorate by most people's standards I know. But, last year I realized...we are never home for Thanksgiving. Maybe one day, but for now, we always have to be somewhere else. I loved the idea of coming home from our wonderful Thanksgiving in VA...to my house all set and ready to go for Christmas! So we pulled everything out early and I was right, I loved it.
The first thing we ALWAYS put up are the kids decorations on their tree. We put it upstairs in the play room and fill it with all kinds of fun ornaments that they have made or collected over the years and we use colored blinking lights. I really like the tree downstairs to have white lights and show off all the special and pretty ornaments I've collected through the years so we get the best of both worlds this way! Nobody misses out! :) We turn on Santa's Rockin Wiggles DVD...for some reason the boys have always loved the music on this DVD and while we never watch the Wiggles anymore it is one of our decorating traditions. I do love Christmas and sharing it with your children just makes it that much more meaningful!