On the Sixth Day of Christmas,
My true love said ‘Where’s the Tree?’
‘It’s still in the box, but I’ll put it up
tonight, If you promise to help me.’
Yes, I have to admit that as of this morning, our family Christmas tree is not up. I usually have it up the weekend after Thanksgiving. But this year, the three of us had so much going on we’ve gotten a little bit behind. So tonight is the night! We’ll put on the Christmas music, warm a pan of hot chocolate, and get to work. And instead of taking it down the day after Christmas, I think we’ll enjoy it through New year’s.
Last year, we purchased a new 8’ trim-style tree that I love. I have to use a ladder to put the lights on, or get my 6’6” son to reach for me. Then I’ll look through the boxes of gold and ivory decorations and decide what I want to put up this year. I have short bead sets that I hang like icicles, small ‘pillow’ type decorations that say Love, Faith, and Peace. The gold angels are on my favorite list, plus the 8” crystal-like hanging decorations with gold glitter on the bottoms. When we’re finished, we’ll pile up on the couch and watch a Christmas movie.
What does your tree look like? Do you have a theme? Is it a mixture of family memories, filled with ornaments your children made through the years? Or maybe you do something completely different every year? Share with us how your family celebrates. Then grab a cup of cocoa and a book. Celebrate the season with a holiday romance like:
A Princess by Christmas by Jennifer Faye
A royal kiss under the mistletoe…
Prince Alexandro Castanovo arrives in snowy New York intent on protecting his royal family from scandal. And when Reese Harding—down-to-earth and heart-stoppingly beautiful—finds room for him at her inn, it seems like the perfect twist of fate.
Not long ago Reese’s world came crumbling down, shaking her foundations. But this enigmatic stranger intrigues her! She’s learned to be wary of secrets…but when she discovers Alex’s true identity, might there be enough magic in the air to make this regular American girl a princess by Christmas…?
As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Jennifer donated a $10 Amazon card, paired with a package of author swag from Darcy Flynn to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.
About the Author
I currently reside in Pennsylvania with my very patient husband, one amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter has flown the coop to chase her own dreams) and two spoiled rotten cats. When I’m not glued to my laptop (which isn’t often) or enjoying some family time, I like reading, cross-stitch, embroidery, quilting, knitting, hockey (go Pittsburgh Penguins!), and gardening.