We went Christmas tree hunting yesterday and it turned out to be an actual hunt! There was a tree shortage in San Antonio. We heard from one salesperson that it was due to trees arriving from the east and being delayed by the weather. Who would have guessed!
One of my favorite things to do after the tree is up and the family is asleep, is to turn on some holiday music, fix myself a cup of tea and sit in peace while enjoying the lights. I think it reminds me of being little and staring at the tree from my bedroom door. I'd stare at the tree until the lights blurred and sugar plums danced in my head.
Content, filled with wonder and a belief in the impossible - the very magic of childhood is wrapped in the season.