It's December and at our house that means that we're celebrating the Advent and Christmas season. Our daughters, Kristin and Kyra, have been very persistent about urging us to get all of our decorations up. Every evening since Thanksgiving, they asked us when we could get started. Finally, the lights are up, our tree is decorated, and we've brought out the candles, towels, and tablecloths that bear those familiar hues of red and green.
If you looked at the usual state of my daughters' bedroom, you might be surprised that they have been paying such attention to creating this "holiday feeling". They aren't normally so tuned in to their surroundings! These rituals and the feelings that they produce obviously mean something special to them.