Pinspiration: Holidays 2017

So, the holidays are upon us. Can you believe how fast this year is flying by! I cannot believe how fast the holidays got here. I love this time of year. It is truly my favorite time of year. I like watching the parade here in Detroit, and once I see Santa, it is officially Christmas!

I am one of those people who listen to Christmas music starting in November, and loves to go to the mall during the holiday rush. I always enjoyed working the holiday time in retail because I loved the season. Despite some of the crazies that I came across, it was all a part of the holiday.

Christmas 1979 (I was 13 months old)

As a kid, I grew up and we had traditions. I never really believed in Santa, but I still wrote him lists, went to have breakfast with him at the Hudson’s store, and even took pictures with him in the mall.  We would go pick out a live tree and even tried cutting it down ourselves one year…yeah, that was a hilarious sight. We would watch White Christmas while we decorated the tree, and I would pretend I was the little girl in the red holiday tutu at the end of the movie (well, Rosemary Clooney with the white fur muff as I got older). There are so many fond memories of Christmas from my childhood, and every year I look forward to the Christmas season beginning.

Don’t know if I was happy or not, but I remember that doll

As I got older, I would still get excited. I would buy the prettiest gift paper, the cutest cards, new color decorations, decorated my cubicle at Borders’ main office. I would make sure to have the holiday candy bowl out and a tabletop tree decorated and all.

I have never outgrown those traditions from when I was a kid. I have always had an affinity for the vintage trees my grandmother has always kept, and still have today. The fiber optic trees that changed colors as the tree rotated. Also, the ceramic tree with the colorful bulbs on the tip of each bough.

The holidays are a special time of year for me and I love to celebrate, but the past few years I have seen some serious losses that have made the holidays a little different. Recently, we had to put my 15 year old pup down to end his suffering. I had him ever since he was 8 weeks old and he was my little spoiled pup, but we couldn’t watch him suffer any longer. He was smart, silently opinionated, and very “human” oddly enough. He will be missed this year, along with some others but this holiday I am super excited!

My dog patiently waiting for us to take that coat off…2014

I still have some shopping to do, but can’t wait to be out there with all the craziness of the holidays! And tree trimming! So, I did create a holiday board, but wanted to share a little bit of personal holiday fun. Here is the link to the full board.

 

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