This weekend the tree will be going up and the few gifts I have gotten already will be placed under it. I have lights up around my desk in my bedroom as well as a small tree with owl ornaments on it. The lights and tree in my room are up all year round. I took the bulbs out of the overhead light and only use the tree and desk lights now. I like the soft glow of the lights more than the brightness of the overhead light. I know I'm weird that way. lol I am going to buy hat boxes after Christmas and label each one with a family members name than put presents in it all year round. Then come Christmas I'll wrap the boxes up and place them under the tree for the family to sort through. I always find myself missing someone or being bummed out because I don't have the $$ for gifts around this time, so I figured if I did the boxes maybe I could remedy this.
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