Good morning! Hope everyone is wide awake and coffee-ed up for the morning blog hopping.
Today, on A Bit of Me (Me), our host at There’s A Book has posed a question for us.
Of course, that took my thoughts on a flight across the years as I tried to zero in on traditions. And special events I might like to make into a tradition.
When I was about eight or nine, our family lived in a small town a couple hours from the city where I now live. But there was excitement in the air that night as several of us piled into cars to make the trek to a wondrous event that I will never forget.
CHRISTMAS TREE LANE! That was my first visit to this memorable event, which is yearly here. Several miles along some of the most fabulous homes are decorated and lit up, while cars meander slowly, studying what the residents have wrought. There is even a night for “walking” the lane. On a center divider, there are fabulous Christmas-tree-like fir trees that mark this street year round, lending itself to the majesty of the event.
I haven’t been in years, which I need to rectify. I’d like to try the walking tour, which would be fabulous on a cool, crisp night.
As for other events, every year we gather together on Christmas Eve, a tradition started in my childhood. Food, spirits, and gifts provide the backdrop for family togetherness.
What about you? What do you love this time of year?