Here are a few pictures to get you in the spirit of this weekend... just in case you're not quite there yet.
My family was nice enough to leave their tree bare in our living room for 2 weeks so that I could help decorate it when I came home - or in my mother's words "we knew you would just rearrange all the ornaments anyway so we waited" - I'm a tad OCD.
We still observe many of the same traditions we did as children.
At the age of 24 (soon to be 25 + married) my mom insists that we write letters to Santa.
I'll be sharing some of my old ones on the blog this weekend - they are pretty funny.
And as a result, we still receive gifts from Santa under our tree and in our stockings.
We always start with our stockings, which may be my favorite part.
And we always read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Christmas Eve.
Do you have any special traditions?
I hope that everyone celebrating Christmas has a wonderful weekend +
for those not celebrating, I hope that you get to enjoy a few relaxing days off from work!