By Kassie Pounds
Every year it happens. As the weather grows colder, anticipation for the holidays arrives, and it truly seems to come faster with each year that passes. There’s a certain feeling that comes with the season. It’s a feeling of excitement, wonder, and fun..… a feeling that even if the world is in chaos, there’s still joy to be found in little things. Little things like the first lights lining a roofline that twinkle in the night sky, festive displays going up around town, and Christmas tunes filling the air, or a cup of hot cocoa in front of the fire, watching a Christmas movie with the kids.
One of my favorite parts of the season is when the decorations come down from the attic and I slowly start mulling over where everything will find its place in our home that year. Now I rarely buy a lot of new things; usually just a couple things to add to our collection. The secret to making them feel new is to use them differently every year. My mantel is never the same; the tree might be similar, but never exact.
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