What do a Christmas tree and a folded towel have in common? Well, not that much, but to me, they represent "the way I do things." Tradition.
Somewhere along the way my mom taught me how to fold a towel, and then when you go to someone else's house and see the "funny" way they fold towels...well, it just looks...different. Same thing with Christmas trees. Star? Angel? Tinsel? Matching ornaments or a wide collection? Frasier Fir or something else? You don't realize how much some of these things are ingrained in you until -- well, when you get a roommate, or get married, or something like that.
Not to say that things can't change. At Thanksgiving, in our house growing up, we were firmly apple and pumpkin pie sorts, but now, I like Pecan. Go figure!
Are there some things you just can't compromise on? Like, you just HAVE to have.... For me, I have to bake cookies at least once. Did I miss that? OMG, I missed THE WHOLE SEASON! Watching my favorite movie? OMG, if I miss that, I missed THE WHOLE SEASON!
I love trying new things, and appreciating different decorating styles, and trying new dishes, but this is a season steeped in tradition for me. You, too? What's "must-have" for you? We'll be sharing our stories this season - hope to hear from you!