I love the Christmas Season, I feel calmer this time of year. I try plan ahead and be realistic of what I can and cannot accomplish. I make a lot of my gifts and try to have most, if not all of my gift shopping completed by the first weekend of December. This allows me to focus on what is really important this time of year, spending time with loved ones. One of our favorite traditions is getting with Amber and Aaron and going to our local museum for the Holiday Lamp Tour. Tour guides dress in Victorian style and open up all of the old buildings and homes for us to tour. The old Hotel even has mulled wine, real eggnog with brandy, and hot chocolate. It's fun to sit in the old dining hall listening to the pianist play old fashion Christmas Carols; it's like going back in time. We look forward to doing this every year because it is one of the few events that isn't focused on spending tons of money or celebrating the commercialism of Christmas. It's just old fashioned fun, with loved ones, enjoying traditional Christmas treats. I hope everyone can find something similar in their own communities.
These are posts from the original Oak Tree Junction blog before I took a break in 2020. These posts were created to share my creations with the hopes that it will inspire others to show their creative side. I plan to continue to share new creations on the current blog.