I can not tell you how happy I am that we are at the beginning of my favorite time of year, Fall. But with Fall, brings the holidays and I feel like I need to take a step back. I mean, seriously, are the holidays really right around the corner...Wasn't it just January?! How can that be, right?!
Nevertheless, the next three months are icing-on-the-cake in the grand scheme of life! (Hang on folks, here I go again. That dreamer within tends to show up with a little extra punch, around this time of year!)
With each new holiday season, we make deposits into our own memory banks with traditions that stick with us and our children for years to come, even when our kids have families of their own. Everything about this time of year makes me happy. Hayrides in the cool crisp air, fireside marshmallow roast, hot apple cider, pumpkin carving which is soon followed by large dining tables surrounded with family enjoying the traditions that bring back the warmest of memories.
Before long, store fronts on Main Street are decorated in twinkling lights while the sounds of Silent Night echo through the doorways as we listen to the chorus about that holy night.
A simple pleasure about this upcoming season is a daily visit to the mailbox. Opening envelopes and finding the true meaning of Christmas with greetings that celebrate our Savior's birth. Some with a bright Star in the East and others with the Babe lying in a manger reminding us of His unending love.
Amongst these Christmas cards are pictures of families dressed in shades of red and green to match the season, sending us the merriest of wishes. Over the years, I've kept my photo cards and each season I pull them out so that I can see how our friends and family have grown from the years before. The crafty side of me wants to create a wreath constructed with photo cards that I've collected from the past. Who knows, maybe this year I'll get around to it and if I get one of your Christmas cards, maybe yours will contribute to the cause! ;) I know what my favorite traditions are of the season, but with this post, it got me to thinking what "tradition" looks like to you? Join in and share your favorite past times. Who knows, I may even have something up my sleeve for a "show us your life" blog post.
In the mean time, I'm currently scheduling for Christmas sessions. If you want to be among the first and save your "golden hour" spot when the light of the sun is just perfect for capturing your families pictures, send me an email.
And because photos make my heart sing (especially Christmas), here are a few from years past.