I love putting up our Christmas year each year. Maybe it is that I am Jewish? Okay, well that is probably not it as that would make me super excited to bring out the menorah (which is also up!).
This year as we are trying to be a little thriftier (one less income will do that for you), so we counted up our coins and used them towards our tree. Got us within $10 of the tree we wanted, so that was really fantastic.
We invited a good friend over with her daughter to help us decorate the tree making it a festive evening all around.
This year we were faced with many challenges, but there is something bright and special about putting up a Christmas tree. It smells divine and plugging in the lights each night makes the whole living room feel better.
Even our youngest cat loves having it around.