My favorite thing about Christmas is decorating. I know that putting up lights and tinsel can be frustrating sometimes, but I love to see the transformation my home undergoes when the holiday season rolls around.
Mundane parts of the house had become beautiful and vibrant with lights, baubles, and tiny Santa hats. It is a pleasant and refreshing change after a long and turbulent year. Now when I look around my house, I see a place of joy, renewal, and rebirth. Christmas when we can leave the worries of the year behind us and focus on the wonderful things that surround us. Things like family, friends, cozy blankets, fresh cider, and more importantly, hope.