I looooove the holidays! And tomorrow, being Thanksgiving and all, marks the kick of off the most wonderful time of the year! I love everything about this time of year.
I love that the temperatures drop and I get to bring out all my sweaters.
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I love the smells: cookies baking and fresh rain on pavement and pine trees and cinnamon and peppermint!
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I love shopping for the perfect gift for each of my loved ones.
I love the parties, the glitter, the shiny sheen that seems to show up on every surface of life.
I love picking out the perfect tree and decorating it with lights and beautiful ornaments.
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I love the feeling in the air, the notion that during this time of year, everyone seems to be just a little bit nicer to each other....
....granted, I will mention that the holidays also bring out the worst in some people. The ones who cut in lines and have a constant scowl on their faces. I feel bad for people who can't just enjoy the season.
What are your favorite things about the holidays?