I A M T H A T G U Y :
A Severe Christmas Lover. . .
In fact, if you’re reading this anytime on July 25, 2018
we are exactly
So maybe the biggest question
the ROOT of the WHY
do I love Christmas so much
is the most simplest
JUST BECAUSE’s of all time:
THE WORLD IS BETTER
than at any other time of the year it kind of begins
a little earlier than Halloween
and it includes Hanukkah and Kwanza
and it powerfully reminds us of the most overlooked facts of all time:
Is that enough or do you actually need some facts, some evidence based material?
W E L L . . .
9 Reasons Why It’s Never Too Early for
Did you know that Christmas decorations may make you happier? Learn why you should put up your holiday decor now. Start hanging Christmas lights today!
1. It Could Make You Happier
2. It’ll Make Your Neighbors Like You
A study found that people shown photos of houses rated the residents of a home adorned with Christmas decorations as more friendly and sociable versus houses sans decor. The decorated houses were seen as more “open” or accessible, regardless of whether their inhabitants actually interacted much with their neighbors. This makes a lot of sense; if everyone in the neighborhood decorates and you join in, it fosters a sense of community. So, go on, display your wreaths with pride—and maybe surprise the family next door with some holiday cookies!
3. Christmas Desserts
Did someone say cookies? OK, so maybe they aren’t technically decor, but we think early holiday baking is a good reason to dust off that Santa-shape cookie jar. Besides, colorful treats are decorations in their own right. Desserts are one of the best parts of the holiday season, and there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy them any day of the year. Mix up one or more of these sweet delicacies to get you in the holiday mood.
Not sure where to start? Try the following tasty treats; make sure you go for seconds and thirds (or countless numbers of time) My brothers and I scarfed up the stuff my mom baked months ahead of time and put in the freezer…we mouth-thawed them. YUMMELS
4. It’s Getting Cold (and Dark)
5. To Show Off Your DIYs
6. To Enjoy Them Longer
7. To Sing a New Tune
Bonus: Make an ornament out of favorite Christmas songs! Print out copies of the sheet music, then cut into strips and decoupage onto a plain ornament. BAM!
8. To Spend More Time with Family
9. You’ll Have Somewhere to Take Christmas Card Photos
Yeah, I get a little caught up in the Christmas Moment
because I’d like to think that it’s more than just a MOMENT
I’d like to think
that each of our LIGHTS
G L O W A L I T T L E B R I G H T E R
. . .but not just for a Season or a Day or a Moment
but F O R A N E V E R. . .
j o i n
for a Merry PRACTICE Christmas