I love the Christmas music playing in the stores (especially now that I don't work in retail). I love that the Gospel is played over the speakers, in places where people normally hate to have any mention of Christ in their presence.
I love getting together with family and friends that I haven't seen in a while and just catching up on life. I love lighting my apples and cinnamon candle and letting the comforting smell seep into our home.
I love the baking that comes with Christmas (especially when I don't have to bake it!). I love the little Christmas crafts that can be done with Gavin. I love the twinkling lights that are hung up around our home. I love the wonderful smell of our Christmas tree.
So, if you are still reading this gushy list of things that I love during the month of December, here are some links that might help you create your own gushy list of things to love. :)
I made these cookies this past Sunday to take to Bible study and they were delicious...and easy...and did I mention, delicious!
These gold DIY mugs are gorgeous. They would make a perfect gift for your sister, mom, or friend!
I am actually starting wrapping some gifts (this year I am not a procrastinator! It feels amazing!) and I love these free, printable chalkboard Christmas tags.
This one is the DIY Nativity scene that I made last year. When I pulled them out at the beginning of December and set them up for the boys to play with, I found I was still so happy with them! Gavin loves playing and setting them up more this year too.
Lastly, is something so simple (and dangerous to my waistline because it's in plain view): hot chocolate mix and marshmallows in jars, ready for an evening curled up on the couch reading a book or watching a Christmas movie.
What are you loving lately?