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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

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December is my favorite month of the year. It’s already beginning to look and smell a lot like Christmas. We have snow, I got the cinnamon and ginger out, I got the apples on the table and I start making the mulled wine. I love December and I love Christmas.

We put the decorations, we get a tree, we listen to Christmas music, we write Christmas cards and we make the menu for the Christmas dinner. You think is too early but time in December passes so fast.

Is family and food time. During the whole month of December I am testing some of the new dishes for the Christmas dinner to check how much time will take and how will look and taste.

December is also time to make decorations with my little boy. Even now, as I write on a piece of paper this post, my little one is writing next to me something on another piece of paper.

We have always oranges in the house, but in December we have even more. Oranges, apples, cinnamon and ginger are a must in December. I start drinking my coffee with cinnamon in it. Yummy!

In December I start knitting more than usually. I am a big fan of handmade things. So I recycle old shirts, jewels, bottles, etc. and make new ones.  I start blogging about my crafting and knitting projects last month because I discovered I love blogging. You can find my projects here: Loving to purl.

Christmas for me is not about spending money, is about spending time with your family. We do decorations, we play, we learn Christmas songs and poems, we read, we listen to music, etc. Even more than usually. We keep the Christmas traditions and also make new ones every year.

With the snow coming down, we put our gloves and take our sleigh, and we go out to have fun.

So I am happy December is here. That means Christmas is around the corner.

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67 thoughts on “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”

  1. Christmas is also my favorite time of the year. I love the snow and the time spent with family. It is so good to see another person who is not wrapped up in the commercialism of the holiday and looks beyond that. Thank you for this post.

  2. It’s hard to get in the spirit without any snow or little ones around to share their excitement and anticipation but the header at the top of this post made me smile as did the image of you and your little one sitting together. Thank you and I hope you have a great Christmas.

  3. I am right with you on Christmas and December – best time of the year! We do cinnamon in our coffee grounds year-round now .. and had mulled wine last night. Yum! Doesn’t it just warm you body and soul?!

    Love your knitting! You are so talented. Those kids hats are just adorable! My parents buy my little girls new knitted hats every year, and I originally thought it was overkill, but they’re just so dang cute. I bet yours are immensely popular!

  4. Thanks for sharing a slice of your life. So touching, working side by side with your little one. I’ve heard that knitting is good for those of us who type a lot. It helps if carpal tunnel is beginning to hurt in the wrist. I don’t know if I said it right, I hear of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. God bless you and yours.
    Also, I’ve been doing a Bible study at a nursing home for the elderly. We’ve been singing Christmas carols and it’s amazing the impact singing a couple of songs is having on all of us. How fun.

  5. I love making presents and my kids get involved with this, it is lovely when they are young enough not to get sucked into yearning for material possessions and the simple things in life bring so much pleasure. Our income has been slashed significantly since I gave up work to stay at home with the children; I am having to find new creative ways to provide for Christmas. I love having the time now to cook all our meals from scratch and I look forward to reading your Christmas recipes, thank you for an interesting read..

    1. The reduction in income doesn’t matter. If you were working you would probably end up spending more money on stuff you didn’t really need and “guilt” presents for the kids. Time to enjoy life together matters more. I was/am a working mother and I do wish I had had been able to stay at home more when my boys were younger.

    1. Yes! It’s also my favorite time of year. Though for me, I’m making my Christmas stuff in the summer.lol. I have found through the years that if I see something I know someone will like or if I see something that reminds me of someone, I buy it then and put it away. Even if it’s January. Then at Christmas, I am never stressed, financially strapped or running around the stores trying to find that perfect gift. Christmas time is a great time. It is the time of year when I believe most people are at their best. Happiness wise, giving wise, and spiritually. The time we celebrate the birth of Jesus. I believe being with family, spending quality time as you do with your son, will create lasting memories that one day he will do with his children. Memories that will last a lifetime. Everyone develops his or her own family tradition. And we all have our favorite memories of our childhood Christmas. Certain scents or foods that remind us it’s that time of year as many have said. Memories that will Live on.. For me, it is the smell of pine, Christmas lights everywhere, watching the train go round n round the tree with my dad and going to bed with new pajamas. I’m 61 and Santa still brings me Christmas pajamas. I love this post and the comments as well. Thanks. And Merry Christmas to all.

  6. Lovely post. We usually have a low key time and try to keep it more traditional. I too am doing lots of knitting and hope to make more gifts in the coming year. Happy Christmas 🙂

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