Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday at our House

Yes, like many of the Americans, I do enjoy going shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. I must admit, however, I do not enjoy going at 4 am :( Wesley and I braved the crowds and were able to find some great gifts.

But, the best part of Black Friday for us occurs later during the day. Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, we get out the Christmas tree and decorate. We also play Christmas music, watch Christmas movies, and eat yummy finger foods all afternoon and evening. As the kids are getting older, they also really enjoy this tradition.

Each year, each of my kids gets a new ornament. As we hung them on the tree, it was fun to recall the previous years and then have them hang up the corresponding ornament. I remember that in 1996 (when Gary and I first got married), our tree was somewhat empty. Now, we are getting rather loaded!

Here's to the beginning of a great holiday season with your traditions and friends and family!