As a self diagnosed holiday fanatic, I am excited to announce - now that Thanksgiving has passed, CHRISTMAS SEASON HAS BEGUN!!
If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter (which you should!) you already saw me getting into the holiday spirit this past weekend! We put our tree up, and Matthew hung the lit garland around our deck! It literally warms my heart every time I walk down the stairs and see how beautiful our living room looks now!!
I was raised in a very religious family where we celebrated the holiday both in the religious sense, as well as the commercial sense. We decorated our house and sang carols, we baked cookies and sent out Christmas cards. We also read our advent calendars, not for the chocolate (ours had no gift or candy) but for the powerful and magical story of Jesus and his birth!
This is not meant to be a religious post, however as I dive into full on obsessive holiday mode, I wanted to share a little on why this holiday is so important to me. My love is two fold, both for the story it represents, as well the commercial effect it has on all of us! I love gift giving, and cookie baking, but I also try to be mindful of helping others who are less fortunate than I am. My life is so filled with blessings, and I try to keep that in mind all year round. But I do love to spread a little extra cheer in this season too!
So I smile a little extra lately, and I hope you do too! It's the most magical time of year :) But I also encourage everyone to spend a little time thinking about the true meaning of the season too, and how you can help others!
On a totally different, yet related note - it's CYBER MONDAY!! Here is a link to a round op of all the important cyber monday deals going on in the fashion & beauty world - but now, let's bring it back to the holidays and talk about Target
I cannot even DEAL with how cute Target's holiday section is lately. I literally need to employ the buddy system while shopping, because my willpower is running thin.
Well today it just-so-happens that Target is running a Cyber Monday sale with 15% off everything storewide!! Stock up on the obvious needs for yourself and your family, but maybe go a little crazy on the holiday decorations too! Because hey, you deserve it :)
What are you loving from their holiday collection? This is just a few items, I have so many more I want!! Somebody stop me!!! Happy holidays and happy shopping!!