Christmas season starts NOW!

Well, finally. Finally, I can bare the Christmas music that has been playing at every store… oh, only since the day after Halloween!… and I can finally start thinking about Christmas. Is it just me, or does it feel like the Christmas season is starting earlier every year? At least, here in the US, you would think that the start of the season is pretty clearly defined by the day after Thanksgiving.

Or not.

Anyway,  today is the first day of Advent, you know, the fourth Sunday before Christmas, and this is usually the day that the pre-Christmas season starts for me. I didn’t have the time and leisure to put together my own advent wreath this year, but I got out some of our Christmas decoration and I am using this Christmas pyramid for the advent season.

Christmas Pyramid - First Sunday of Advent

J’s  Mom gave this pyramid to us a while back. It has a nativity scene and four candles around, which I will lit, one by one, over the course of the next four weeks.
If you haven’t seen those pyramids before, it’s a German thing (they have their roots in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), a mountain range in the Eastern part of Germany which forms a natural border between Saxony and the Czech Republic.) Even though they are a little bit kitschy, they definitely have their place during the Christmas time.

  1. I find the pyramids kind of calming to watch, when they go into their spinning motion. Even if they might be a bit kitchy it has a different significance when you are away from home. I did not like nutcrackers at all when I still lived in Germany. Here, they are definitely part of my Christmas decoration.

  2. I also love my German Christmas decoration much more since I’m living abroad. It’s exactly during that time of year that I miss home a little more than usually and therefore it’s nice to bring a little bit of home to Sweden that way!
    .-= Antje´s last blog ..Protected: GETTING BACK TO LIFE =-.

  3. I’m not sure how many decorations I will put up as we will be gone from the 11th to the 20th.
    Perhaps just a few.
    Blessed Advent!
    .-= Maribeth´s last blog ..Christmas Is Coming =-.

  4. My greatgrandma used to have a 4-foot pyramid. It looked amazing. Now my mom owns it… maybe one day I will be able to display it in our home.
    .-= Stefanie´s last blog ..Feeling happy. =-.

  5. Christmas doesn’t start for me until December 1!

  6. I love your pyramid!! I’m surprised J’s Mom knew about this-she’s not German, right?

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