Ohmigod you guys.... Christmas is MY FAVOURITE TIME OF YEAR. No joke.
I was so excited about having my own place to decorate this year, that I bought my first fake Christmas tree in mid-November... and then couldn't wait a second more to set it up. I've received a few ornaments as gifts from my mom and grandma, so I've added those to the tree as well.
Mr. Lock and I were really productive on Saturday, and got a ton of Christmas shopping done. I went out tonight for a few more items. Other than a few add-ons for people we've already shopped a bit for, and another gift each for my brothers, I am essentially DONE Christmas shopping already. I got excited, so on Sunday Mr. Lock and I wrapped some of the gifts and stuck them under my tree.
These are a mix of gifts for friends, my family, and Mr. Lock's families -- all waiting to be delivered to where they'll actually be opened on Christmas Day. I plan on keeping them here until Christmas Eve. You know, so I can PRETEND those are all for me!
I've had fun finding small decorations to add to my place, and when I head home to visit my parents this weekend my mom is going to give me a few of our family ornaments that have been classified as "mine" to add to my tree here at my condo. It's really exciting to get a space of my own ready for the holidays. On December 10th we're having our best friends over for a Christmas Party, so I want the place to look festive!
Mr. Lock and I are going to have a mini Christmas of our own on Christmas Eve morning, I'll be glad to sit around my little condo Christmas tree and make the most of it before I head home to my parents house for the rest of the holiday.
It's not even December yet, but I am so excited for this Christmas. There will be MANY Christmas-related posts to come, I can guarantee that!
Have you started your decorating yet? How about your shopping? Are you an early or last minute holiday shopper?