Wow, we are in week 28 of the year and it’s the 196th day.
This month is a time for a lot of people to start thinking about Christmas. I of course will not complain. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I enjoy watching the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel during this time and the QVC’s Christmas sales going on now too.
My husband and I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday, he went to the paints section and I went to the Christmas section. They were still setting up Christmas items, but there was already a lot of things to look at. I like to walk through it all for inspiration and ideas. A lot of things I saw can be made from items in my craft room. So my mind has been brewing up items I’m going to make.
I know that there are those that say “Wait! let’s have the other holidays first”. I understand where they are coming from but to me a little sneak peek and an early start on Christmas isn’t a bad thing. It helps me not to stress so much between Thanksgiving and Christmas if I start on Christmas gifts, thoughts and decorating ideas early.
My Avon campaigns are already highlighting beauty products and other items for the Autumn season, which is my favorite season of the year, so I know I will be busy with those things starting next month.
After saying all of this, I must share the real reason I love Christmas. For me, Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Without the change He has made in my life I would not be here today. To be honest I’m not sure where I’d be. Thinking back on my life then, I do know that I wouldn’t be at peace, or as happy as I am now.
So I enjoy the creative process of making gifts and decorations, the gathering of family and friends, but I love celebrating my Savior.