2. My family firmly refuses to carry my Christmas boxes up all those flights of stairs on Thanksgiving evening. (imagine!) But Friday morning, I have willing slaves, I mean, helpers.
3. I cannot wait any longer to open and listen to my new Michael Buble Christmas cd. I buy a new cd each holiday season.
4. The minute Christmas is over (see #1), I am ready to take everything down, and begin to enjoy the post Christmas simplicity. So putting up my decorations early, gives us plenty of time to truly enjoy their beauty.
5. If I have not convinced you yet, I have saved the best reason for last. Because of all the delicious Thanksgiving dinner leftovers . . . I can decorate all weekend, eat yummy food and NOT DO ANY COOKING.
Whenever you decorate and however you celebrate, I wish you an early Merry Christmas. This morning at church, we lit the first Advent candle . . . the candle of HOPE. "And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in YOU." Psalm 39:7