C = Christmas {All About Me}

There were quite a few words that could have been used to describe me for the letter C.  Christian, chaos, crafty, coffee, courageous and comfy were all words that came to mind. 

I chose Christmas because it’s one of my favorite times of the year. First and foremost I love celebrating the birth of Jesus and sharing that with my kids. 

~I also love Christmas music.  Anything by Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby or Trans-Siberian Orchestra would be on my play list.  I took my mom to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert one year as her gift.  One word…amazing!!  

~Christmas movies are also a favorite.  I sit down with Nick to watch a movie and more often than not (no matter the time of year) I’m asking to watch The Santa Clause.  It’s definitely in the top three of Christmas movies.  It is wonderfully imaginative and makes me feel like a kid again.  

~I love to wrap gifts.  I officially start gift shopping in the late summer but all through the year I’m on the look out for great gifts.  I love giving gifts even more than I like getting them.  I love to find gifts for people that they’ll love.  Perhaps things they wouldn’t purchase for themselves. 

We love to spoil our parents because they have given us so much.  It’s the look on their face, the joy they show when they open something they really appreciate.  It’s those memories that we remember more than anything else.

I usually have everything wrapped before December 1st so I can put them under the tree as soon as it’s up.  Let’s face it, a decorated tree with no presents underneath is just sad!  I’ve actually been hired to wrap other people’s presents.  

There is an entire closet in our house dedicated to Christmas wrapping paper, decorations and trees.  How many trees?  We have three that we put up each year, three full size trees. 

I’ll also tell you a secret.  One of those trees isn’t even mine.  I don’t put it up, I don’t decorate it and I don’t put it away at the end of the season.  It’s a tree which is filled to the brim with only Hallmark Star Wars ornaments. 

I’m pretty notorious for wrapping all gifts in different paper.  Yes, that’s right.  I wrap each gift in different paper.  I haven’t counted but I’m sure there are over 40 rolls of wrapping paper to choose from.  It’s awesome to shop for wrapping paper right after the holidays. I add to my paper collection every year.  I love it!

~I also love to bake.  I love making cookies, pies, cakes, homemade twinkies (my grandmother’s recipe) and anything else. I’m currently pinning a lot of new recipes to try this year. 

~I love creating memories.  My mom always made sure Christmas was special.  After we got married we still spent the night at my parents house on Christmas Eve.  We’d go to sleep with a few gifts under the tree and wake up to a huge pile of gifts. It felt like it did every Christmas.  I had grown up and gotten married yet my mom still surprised us every Christmas morning.  We did this for our first ten years of marriage until last year when my parents came to our house Christmas morning.

What is your favorite tradition of the holidays?

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