Getting Ready For The Christmas Season
For some reason we are a little late getting our Christmas decorations in place.
We typically start the day after Thanksgiving by getting our tree. Then, we add decor throughout the house and finally decorate the tree.
Then There Is The Wine…
‘Tis the season for all of our wine clubs to deliver their special holiday wines. One of our favorites just arrived from Chappellet. We love, love, love their Cabernet Franc. We also really enjoy receiving our shipment from Clif Family. The club they offer includes some of their food items that they produce on their farm.
There Is Nothing Like A Fresh Tree
This year, we got the tree on schedule, but did not seem to get things going until a couple of days ago.
The ritual of transforming our home with Christmas decor is a long and enjoyable tradition. For over 30 years we hosted a party at our home. We usually had between 35 and 50 people attend. When my Mom got sick with cancer a few years ago and I was traveling back and forth from Florida to Michigan, we just decided to forego the celebration.
Frankly, we thought we would miss ringing in the holiday season with a big celebration. What happened is that we decided that we did not feel the need to do this every year on such a large scale.
Neighborhood Cheer Here In The Lowcountry
Now that we are living in the Lowcountry we have several holiday celebrations hosted at Colleton River Club where we live.
We drive our golf cart to a boat parade on the river, attend a neighborhood party and there is a caroling party at the end of our cul-de-sac. Everyone gathers together to celebrate the season and we just love the festivities. Even our 92 year old Dad gets involved. We discovered last year that he really enjoys a hot toddy – who knew?
Take Time To Enjoy The Season And Make Your Surroundings Festive
Anyway, we wanted to share some of our decorations with you and to wish you all a wonderful holiday season.