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Gratitude Month – Day 19 – People Who Put Up Christmas Trees Early November 20, 2009

Filed under: 406 — mommyoffive @ 8:58 am

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

Several of my friends have now put up their Christmas trees.  In November, while the weather is still (mostly) warm, and  – gasp! – before Thanksgiving.  I know what you’re thinking:  “How dare they!”  I myself would have previously considered this a sin.

And yet…there’s something exciting about seeing those festive trees.  It’s like a little glimpse of the Christmas fun to come, without being immersed in the rush of gift buying and over-scheduled calendars. Early Christmas trees make me happy.  Who knew?  And also – why can’t Christmas and Thanksgiving occupy the same space?  They’re both fabulous holidays.  I’m sure they’d be willing to share.

But…I am a firm believer in REAL Christmas trees.  Having an artificial Christmas tree really would be a sin.  So I’ll never be able to join the ranks of early tree people.  (Hmm – early tree people.  Might they be the missing link scientists have been searching for?)

So, to my creative friends who are bold enough to proudly display their trees before the day of gratitude for everyone but turkeys, I thank you.

(Also, Jen’s tree kept Elisabeth entertained for hours at last night’s book club – which is another huge reason to be grateful!)


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