This week Dave and I watched our first Christmas movie, my personal favorite, The Polar Express! I’m trying really hard to get myself and him feeling festive and into the Christmas spirit. Watching that movie definitely helped us get started, but today’s trip to Target nailed it!
It’s Tuesday and it’s my only day off during the week, so I figured it was the perfect day to go to Target. I try to stay away from the store on the weekends because it’s just way too crazy in there which is why we decided to go today in the middle of the day. As soon as we pulled up we knew it was going to be a madhouse in there. The parking lot was jam PACKED! It’s Tuesday people, not even 2:00 pm and Target is packed. Doesn’t anybody go to work anymore? My goodness!
Anyways, Target has so much Christmas home decor that I wanted to buy everything! They have cute stockings, adorable ornaments, tons of random chot-skis that I wanted. They have things you would never think you need to decorate for the holidays, but then you see it and you start picturing how it will look back at home with the ones you bought last year and the year before that and soon before you know it you’re going home with two birds wearing a hat, scarf, a sweater, and backpack. Yep. I may get overexcited when it comes to Christmas shopping, but can you blame me? It’s such a cheerful holiday and Target has such an overwhelming amount of options that I just want them all!
Needless to say, today’s trip was a success. We ended up getting a new skirt for our tree, an advent calendar, two cozy looking birds, mini candy canes, and we each picked out a new ornament. Each year we buy a new ornament, I try to buy one that has a special memory or meaning behind it so each Christmas as we are decorating the tree we can remember that moment and enjoy our time decorating.
All this Christmas shopping made me that much more excited for Christmas. It feels so magical and special compared to any other time of the year. I love that rush of happiness you feel by seeing all the colorful lights and beautiful outdoor decorations you see as you drive home at night. Plus the weather is colder so you’ll spend your nights cozy with your loved ones all bundled up on the couch, sipping on hot cocoa and watching the 25 days of Christmas countdown on Freeform. This time of year brings everyone closer and spreads so much joy and I love that and always will.
The Christmas spirit is definitely here with me and I can’t wait to continue enjoying the season by putting up our tree, listening to music, and celebrating with my family and friends.
What things do you guys do to get yourself into the holiday spirit, whether it’s Christmas, Hannukkah, or any other holiday you celebrate, what do you do that makes you excited for that time. Let me know in the comments below!