“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in every store
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door” -Meredith Willson
December is finally here, and we are ready for some holiday magic. While this year is a bit different for us all, we are finding ways to make the season bright that might be fun for your family too:
1. Writing letters to Santa 📝
I think Eloise has had her Santa list ready for quite awhile, but we put pencil to paper a few weeks ago so she could send the official letter off to Santa written on pink Santa stationery from Pye Papers. Erica Pye has a variety of holiday tags, stationery and goods, but today is your last day to place an order before the holidays. The girls’ Nutcracker dress and bubble are from The Bella Bean, which has cute seasonal outfits and gifts.
I’m working on my list too and compiled a gift guide for little girls below:
2. Picking Our Tree 🌲
We always select our tree the day after Thanksgiving, and this year it was a beautiful day to visit the tree lot. The girls were big helpers with ornaments too. Their sweet Christmas tree outfits are from Smocked South.
3. Light Gazing ✨
We love driving around in the evenings listening to Christmas music and checking out the lights in our town during this time of year. Our neighborhood has the tradition of neighbors placing small trees in their yards, so the girls like to take evening walks to check them out too, and it’s even more fun when you grab a cup of cocoa. Last week, we visited Riverbanks Zoo Lights at the Zoo, which is a great option when the weather is nice.
4. Christmas Family Movie Night 📽
Snuggling up to watch all of the Christmas movies is definitely on the agenda, especially while wearing Christmas jammies. What are some of your family’s favorites? We love Home Alone, The Santa Clause, and the Frozen Holiday special of course.
5. Giving Back ❤️
This year, Midlands families need our help more than ever to make the season bright. There are many organizations dedicated to helping this time of year, but one that I would urge others to support is the Salvation Army of the Midlands. The Angel Tree program provides toys and clothes for children in need and you can help by adopting a child to shop for or purchasing gifts through the online registries- Walmart: https://bit.ly/2Sooqok Amazon: https://amzn.to/35hlXm0. Also consider making a donation to the virtual kettle this year: https://give.salvationarmycarolinas.org/campaign/Columbia-midlands-red-kettle/c302779 or by dropping your change in when you see one in the community.
Wishing you a lovely start to your holiday season!