Happy Friday loves! Hope everyone had a great week! In my opinion, the holiday season unofficially starts with Halloween. But somehow it rapidly hops from trick-or-treats to jingle bells!! Maybe I'm the only person who notices this, but Thanksgiving gets swiped over. I mean, even Halloween gets glanced over too. I guess it's because I'm such an advocate for each holiday being celebrated to the fullest. If you really think about it, October is for Halloween (and now Breast Cancer Awareness)-- a whole month to celebrate with candy, costumes, and tasty treats. But once Halloween ends, its seems to automatically become Christmas! Why is this? We immediately take down our pumpkin decor and throw up garland and lights before the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade makes it to the end of the route. I haven't even made a week's worth of turkey sandwiches yet!
I know it's a tradition for most people to put up their Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, but I'm not really into that. I just want to enjoy the last of the month still munching on leftovers and watching football before I'm thrown into the Christmas/New Year madness. I mean, why should I have to limit my intake of turkey, green bean casserole and stuffing just so I can have enough energy to make it through Black Friday? I shouldn't! If I want to be in a turkey and dressing induced coma for a few hours that day, then I will do so gladly. I blame it on society (but mainly marketers--even though I have a BS in Marketing--how contradictory is that?!). We are so rushed with everything, especially holidays. Clearly, I don't need a blow up yard Santa just one aisle over from the Halloween candy! And I'm not too keen on hearing "Jingle Bells" before I can even plan this year's Thanksgiving day menu.
With all that being said, I challenge you (yes, you Christmas in July folks) to take each holiday at a time. Enjoy the harvest season that we are in right now before you start building your gingerbread houses and enjoying the spiked eggnog at this year's holiday party. Carve a pumpkin or two and enjoy the taste of hot apple cider before you devour those green sprinkled Christmas tree cookies. Take it one day at a time guys. Enjoy each holiday season as it comes.
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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