November 15, 2010

Signs of the Season

Oh, I know for sure the wonderful Christmas season will soon be upon us.  There are few things I don't love about the holidays starting with Kaitlin's birthday in November and continuing through Allen's birthday in January.  But there are some things I particularly look forward to as definite signs my favorite season is just around the corner..

1.  For one thing the amazingly festive red cups have returned to Starbucks.

2.  The kids are reciting cantata lines and verses day in and day out.

3.  The grocery store has a display of multi colored decorating sugar and sprinkles.

4.  This morning Lou and Laurie were playing Christmas music on their morning radio show.

5.  The girls and I are making lists.  Grocery lists.  Menu lists.  Gift lists.  Cookie lists.  Decorating lists.  Guest lists.  Festive things we want to do this season lists.

6.  The smell of cinnamon pine cones fill Joanne's.

7.  There is eggnog in the dairy department.

8.  eBay and Amazon .com have adorable Christmas borders on their sites and yahoo has added Christmas designs to the stationary choices.

9.  I bought a book of stamps the other day and instead of the animal stamps they were the fabulous Christmas designs.

10.  The kids are practicing Christmas carols during their piano lessons.

So I am wondering, what are your favorite signs of the season?


  1. I enjoy hearing Christmas music in stores and seeing Christmas lights brighten up neighborhoods. Thanksgiving with my grandma and the Children's Musical at church are also among my favorite things. There's so many! Maybe I'll write my own post on this topic. In the meantime, I really enjoyed reading yours! It's always a blessing. :)

  2. Besides
    raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with strings...

    some of my favorite things would be:

    1~Christmas music on the radio
    2~shopping for gifts(preferably online)
    3~cozy flannel pj's
    4~fires in the woodstove
    5~baking cookies!