This morning I woke up extra early (5:50… guess I haven’t adjusted to the time change yet). I didn’t want to get on my computer yet to start the daily ritual of checks – check email, check Facebook, check Twitter, check WordPress, etc. I was feeling happy and Christmasy. (I’m a morning person.) Christmas really is my favorite time of year. I’ve been listening to Christmas music for the past two weeks already. And as I’m going to be away from my family for the first Christmas ever, the fun traditions and holiday festivities mean even more to me this year. I felt crafty and creative, so I decided to do some coloring…
This is my Christmas list. It’s the things I want for Christmas. Not necessarily the material presents I want sitting under my tree Christmas morning (though, trust me, I want plenty of those, too!). This is my list of Christmas traditions, old and new, that I want to be sure I don’t miss this year. Most of these I’ve done with my family in the past, and I’ll be able to do some with them again when I go home in early December, but this year is extra special because I get to do them with my new family, too: my husband.
In case that picture’s not too clear, here’s my list:
Eat peppermint bark
Decorate a tree
See Christmas lights
Sing Christmas carols
Zoo lights (this is a tradition at the Portland Zoo)
Read Luke 2:1-20
Make a wreath
I’m sure I’ll be blogging about lots of these as well… So what’s on your Christmas list?