Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday [3]

Well folks, it's Thursday...time to get thankful!  This week I am focusing my thankful list on my FAVORITE time of the year, the Christmas season.  So here goes, the top ten things related to Christmas that I am thankful for....

1. Artificial Trees - I know people will disaree, but I am allergic, so fake trees allow me to enjoy the sparkle without the weezing, ichy eyes or runny nose!  I also love how easy they are to put up/take down.  LOVE it :)

2. Although it may be too commercialized, I am thankful that this time of year reminds us to give back to others

3. Holiday Treats -  ok, my waistline does NOT agree with this, but my tastebuds sure do! 

4. Christmas Music - will always be my favorite genre! Seriously, go buy this

5. Gifts - yes, I agree that way too much focus is put here, but gifts is my love language, and therefore shopping for my loved ones, using the best gift wrap and other 'embellishments' I can cheaply find to make the boxes purrdy just makes me smile.  

6. Red cups from Starbucks - makes me happy every time they start serving up coffee treats in these babies

7. Christmas Cards - true story, the entire month of December I anxiously await the arrival of our mailman in hopes that there will be a beautiful Christmas card in the bundle.  I love seeing how kids have grown, lives have changed, and how beautiful the people in my life are ;) Christmas Cards, I am thankful for you!  [ps, I canNOT wait to share our cards...which are arriving today...woop! woop!]

8. Decorating the house - I am so thankful that I collected plenty of goods post-holidays when I did not own a house, and I now have a LOT :)

9. Nativity Sets - I have too many for our tiny home, but I couldn't care less.  I love all sorts of sets; my Willow Tree set, my (prized) olive wood set Mom & Dad brought back from Isreal, teeny tiny sets, you name it.  I love the ever-present reminder of what the season is REALLY about.

10The Birth of our Savior -  God's only Son, sent to earth to live among us and eventually die on the cross for us.  There is so much power in this I can't even begin to wrap my head around it all.  I am always in awe of how He came, how He lived and, ultimately, how He died.

Now time for you to create your thankful list & link up with Candra :)


  1. THANK YOU for sharing that Cd...totally going to buy it girl, looks great.

    I want to see your naivety scenes...can you post pictures???

    Thanks for hoping over!

    p.s. I'd love to mail you a card! message me your new address and if you have one left over i'll take it, but i understand if you don't, not all people order 100 like me, lol

  2. I love everything about this post!! Great things to be thankful for :) And I, too, am an artificial tree girl!

  3. your list is awesome....just found all of you through Curiousgeorg who found me. Glad I did....hope you get a ton of cards!!!

  4. #7 fo sho! and I really really want a willow tree set. I may register for one when I get married.

  5. The red Starbucks cups are my favorite!!

    When I order a peppermint mocha and it comes in the red cup, I feel like I'm drinking Christmas!


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