The most wonderful time …

I have a confession to make. I love the holiday season! The lights, the scent, the holiday tunes old and new. I can’t get enough of it. I know some people hear Christmas music on November 1 and think it is too early to hear it before Thanksgiving, but I’m not one of them.

In my experience, people always seem to be a little kinder, a little more friendly and a little more understanding during the holiday season. For one short time of the year maybe we are thinking about others more than we are thinking of ourselves. Why wouldn’t we want that to last as long as possible?!

A few of my favorite things about the holiday season:

Hot chocolate stirred with a candy cane

Receiving Christmas cards that actually contain notes from distant friends or family

The fragrance of the season whether real, or in the case of my artificial tree, created by candles!

The innocent delight of children on Christmas morning

Finding the perfect gift for all the people I love!

So if you think I’m crazy for putting up my Christmas tree in mid-November and playing Christmas music  starting with Halloween, well, maybe you’re one of those people who thinks the holidays are a drudgery…but if you, like me, want this feeling to last as long as possible and savor each moment of pine scent and twinkly lights, each play of “Let It Snow” then maybe you also want to enjoy the season. A chance once a year to make a gingerbread house with your children or grandchildren, the opportunity to spread good cheer with others less fortunate than yourself and a chance to Enjoy Holiday Shopping again!  Stop in and visit with us at The Cotton Company and enjoy some hot cider on the weekend. Why not actually enjoy the process of choosing thoughtful gifts made with heart and hand and given with LOVE!

Merry Christmas Y’all!