I love to get the house decorated for Christmas as early as possible so I can enjoy every minute of the season but always after Thanksgiving. I never want to overlook the day set aside for giving thanks for our many blessings.
With work, family schedules, and the hustle and bustle of the all the tasks on my ever growing to do list, the time I have available for decorating after Thanksgiving and before the new work week begins again is limited.
Last year, my daughter suggested we purchase our trees the weekend before Thanksgiving, get it set up in the stand with plenty of water so it can rehydrate and regain its original shape after being bound and transported from who knows where up north.
What?! Before Thanksgiving?
She pointed out the trees, already on display, had been cut probably weeks prior to Thanksgiving. Why not give it a fighting chance to stay fresh and green as long as possible. After all, who likes a brown, brittle tree on Christmas Day? Good point.
So, another of our Christmas traditions began and here’s our tree for 2016, drinking all the water it wants, staying fresh, and relaxing its scrunched up branches to be ready for the ornaments and lights next weekend.