This definitely gives us more time to prep for a big dinner.
It gives me more time to celebrate fall and Thanksgiving decorations before switching into Christmas mode. I have a few decorations that are more Thanksgiving/harvest type than Halloween. And I always feel they get slighted when I put them away to get out Christmas stuff.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas decor and everything about Christmas. One year I even set up Christmas before Halloween. (I was early in my pregnancy with Hammy and very emotional.)
It seems to me that more and more people are setting up Christmas earlier this year than any year before.
Maybe I'm just noticing it because Danny made a point of saying there's no sense in us decorating for Christmas since we will just have to pack it up and move it anyway before Christmas happens.
And so, since I can't decorate for Christmas and really should take down the Thanksgiving/fall/harvest decor and pack it up, I'm going to dedicate the second half of November to doing an act of service or bringing an anonymous gift/surprise to someone each day. That will be my way of enjoying the fullness of the season in my own non-decorating way.
I probably won't blog it. Maybe I'll just mention it's happened. Or it was fun. Or maybe it will surprise me how many opportunities I will have or how hard it is to think of something. My hope is that I go into the next month and next year with a bigger heart for others and an easier time finding opportunities of service.
So my rambling found its way to a great new idea. :)