It's the Day after Thanksgiving and we all know what that means!
Wait, shopping? What are you talking about? No one ever goes shopping after Thanksgiving, that would be unheard of.
No, it's that time when we are finally sanctioned to pull out the Christmas trees, the wreathes and the random ball of what was once lights but is now The Gordian Knot of electrocution.
For the first time in my life I have a mantle I can decorate and I went the traditional and simple route.
I got a string of greenery and laid it across then wound throughout a string of randomly flickering lights which I like a lot as they give more of a candle feel to the lights and when coming up the stairs can also make you think your living room is on fire.
We also had to get some stocking hangers for our little stockings to hang by the chimney with disregard in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be in the yard.
My husband fell for this tree inside of another tree which of course there was only one of.
So to sort of match but still be different I picked a double snowflake stocking hanger which while we were checking out a small boy had to point to his mother and say how pretty and shiny they were.
That's exactly why we picked them. Ooooh Shiny.
And of course Essie needs her own with a special Doggie design to remind Santa that while she wouldn't mind a wooden toy train she could chew on she'd much prefer something with meat in the ingredients.
Mixed in with the stocking hangers are all my various candles to make the house smell a bit more Yuletide, this is one of my favorite wintry pine scents and doesn't it look pretty sitting there?
Have you drug out your tree and lights yet or are you still sleeping off the 4 AM door busting that apparently 92% of Americans take part in?