I have had a hard time with Christmas lately. Living in Florida doesn't exactly put one in the Christmas sprit. Christmas is my most favorite time of year, but it is hard to feel festive and jolly when you're sweating in the 80 degree weather as you put up the lights. I haven't even put up my tree yet, which is kind of bumming me out now. I feel like I am confessing a deep dark secret, "pst, guys, my tree isn't up yet, don't tell!"
My family has always put our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving. It has been my favorite tradition as long as I can remember. We lived in Pennsylvania and went to one of those Christmas tree farms right out of a movie. Taking a hay ride up the mountain, hot cocoa, horses and Christmas music playing. We were always freezing and my dad would wrap his big sheepskin coat around us to keep us warm. After spending all day hiking the mountain we would finally find the perfect frasier fir, which of course my dad and brother would cut down themselves.
That old tree farm is closed now, and my dad is no longer with us, but my brother and I kept the tradition this year, along with his wife and in-laws.
Now for the bows
Everything about Christmas-time makes me happy. Including the bows!! Christmas bows are the best (in my opinion) because they get so much sparkle and bling! Bells, Rhinetones, Buttons, Glitter Ribbon, ahhhh it makes me so HAPPY. I actually had a special elf help me with some of these... my mom!! She's always been such a supporter of my business ventures, offering advice and support along the way, and picking up the occasional glue gun too.
These awesome Christmas Bows were made as a special request! I love being able to spend time to make extra special bows.