Let The Reindeer Games Begin... Tonight my Christmas tree is half way up ( not decorataed...just up)... the lights are working... and I found my newest set of reindeer at Z Gallerie. Yeah... they are copper! Am I ready for this? It seems like I was just putting my Halloween decor out and now I am decking the halls? Two years ago I got a new 12' Christmas Tree and I LOVE it. I love it when my kids go to bed and I can just sit and watch the lights. I set the tree light timer to go on the same time my alarm goes off so I can walk into a lit tree. That sounds so dumb... but I just love the lights. I am excited for the Holidays this year. Although there is a recession going on and I am NOT made of money.. I want to make Christmas really great this year. One thing that my mom, VIV, does is... she wraps a beautiful gift for us to unwrap on Thanksgiving night. It is some great Christmas Decoration that we can enjoy the whole season. It is a fun tradition and I think of it often during the Holidays. I usually take a sharpie and on the bottom write what year I got it and who gave it to me. While I decorate I remember where and when I got each decoration and I am so grateful for all the people in my life. Maybe that is something you could start in your own family. The decoration doesn't have to be expensive, just something to kick the season off....wrapped beautifully, of course! What are some of your special traditions that help make the SEASON bright?