It was so weird a few days ago when it was a week + past Thanksgiving but still wasn't December. But now it finally is.
This year we have 2 Christmas trees. For the first several years of the girls' life, we would go cut our own tree every year, but then about 4 or 5 years ago I bought a fake tree at Target the day after Christmas for $14. Regularly $140. But this year we decided it was time to chop down this fir we had in our side yard that was getting too big, so we have 2 trees this year. The fake one is upstairs in our loft, and Paul just chopped down the real one today.
We will get that decorated today and then I still need to put the wreath on the door and then our decorating will be done.
As far as shopping, I think I am way ahead of where I normally am at this time. I even have a few things wrapped, which I never do this early. Honestly, what did I ever do before online shopping was so mainstream? I didn't have kids then so I guess that helped, but man, it's a life (and time) saver.