We could barely wait until Thanksgiving was done and we could begin decorating for Christmas. On Thanksgiving day we bought our first real tree from here.
And this weekend the girls and I set to decorating it.
I didn't turn it into an Advent calender as Sarah's tutorial suggested. I just couldn't crank out my granny squares fast enough. It's unfortunate too because now I need to buy or make an Advent calender since my girls are constantly asking how many days it is until Christmas. I really would like to get more creative than the standard paper ring chain we usually do. Maybe it's possible to make my short tree work somehow. Hmmm... we'll see.