Since I love Christmas (as much as I love Halloween) and could not wait anymore I put up our Christmas tree the other day. I get a lot of flak for putting the tree up so early but my philosophy is if I have to drag the damn thing up from the basement, assemble it, decorate it and (when the time comes) take it down then it is going up for more than a few weeks. Anyway, I only decorate with bows because after years of having a German shepherd and a cat, you learn that Christmas bulbs do not stay on the tree very long. I use to have pretty glass bulbs that I would hang on the tree. But when London stands to close the tree and wags his tail, the bulbs would fly off the tree and shatter into hundreds of tiny, difficult to remove glass shards. Jedi also found amusement in batting at the bulbs so they would fall off and he could bat them around the floor. Since I started using only bows on the tree, London can hit it will his tail and nothing comes flying off. And Jedi doesn’t find interest in smacking the bows. Instead, he would much rather rub his cute little kitty cheeks on them.
Last night we made our Christmas stockings. We have stockings we used in the past but this year I wanted us each to create a new stocking. So, we used glitter glue pens, alphabet stickers and old iron-on printer paper that we have had for over 5 years. You can see the outline from the iron-on paper but it was fun making them.
Mike’s stockings has a World of Warcraft Cataclysm logo on it, Raven’s has Deathnote logo with a picture of Light, Mine is decorated with Psych related items (I love that show and Shawn Spencer), London’s says “Woof” with a dog paw print at the bottom (Raven decorated London’s stocking) and Jedi has cats and cat paw prints on it (I decorated Jedi’s).
Has anyone else started decorating for Christmas yet?