The holiday season is here. Not fast approaching. Not on its way. Brace yourself, it has arrived. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or Festivus, this time of year becomes a hectic mesh of holiday gatherings with family, friends and co-workers. For all the frivolity, to be honest, it stresses me out. All the cooking, baking, gift buying, wrapping, parties…when are you supposed to get a chance to relax and actually enjoy it?
My favorite part of the season is the decorating bit. Not necessarily because it puts me in a celebratory frame of mind, but because my decorations are filled with memories. Places I’ve been, people I love, and even mistakes I’ve made, are all hung on an evergreen with warm lights, twinkling in the dark. Here are a few of my favorite memories from my parents tree.
I hope you enjoy them.
‘Til next time,