We got our Christmas tree yesterday. This year, we struggled with opposing aesthetics for the first time. Jeff and I prefer asymmetrical, tall trees with lots of space between branches. The Noodle apparently prefers the traditional triangular variety that are very dense throughout. This led to a huge upset to the tune of 30 minutes of terrible sadness when he fell in love with a tree that we didn't.
What's not to love about all of the wonderful soft lights of the holiday season? It is a key part of what makes it all so magical, isn't it? Twinkles, candles, soft reflections...it is easy to get lost in a daydream.
My wish for all of you is that you're beginning to feel the magic of the holidays, and not feeling too stressed. I have been simplifying the holidays in bits and pieces over the years and I think this is going to be my most relaxed season yet. I exchange ornaments only with most of my girlfriends and this year the family is swapping names for the first time. There are only three little ones in the family to buy for so overall I am looking forward to my shopping. I am limiting my card list this year too.