I am lucky enough to call beautiful Boone, North Carolina home. This small town is well-known for actually having all 4 seasons every year. We get the blossoming spring green, cool summer nights, beautiful leaf-changing falls, and, of course, the brisk snow-filled winter.
For many, the winter season is a favorite. The snow-covered mountains are absolutely stunning and the ability to drive a few miles to the ski-resorts is a huge benefit of calling this place home. When the snow starts falling most people get excited that winter is truly here.
Here are 4 of our favorite Christmas traditions:
If you live in a place where you are lucky enough to get snow, count your blessings. Some scientists claim that nearly 50% of the world's population has never even seen snow before! Yes, snow can cause us some travel issues and can even be a little dangerous but think of the up-side:
- Throwing that snowball
- Building a snowman
- Enjoying "snow cream"
- Skiing and Snowboarding
- And, of course, gazing at the snow-covered mountainsides
There is nothing like doing the classic "choose-and-cut" Christmas tree hunt with friends and family. Our family usually goes right after Thanksgiving to hunt for the perfect tree. After finding it, we load it up on the car and tie it tight. Then the real fun begins:
Decorating the tree is something that should be enjoyed. If you don't enjoy it… get out of the way because I'm sure someone in your house loves unloading the dusty boxes of ornaments and combing through the memories each one holds.
The Parkway Drive
Driving down the parkway (while it is still open) is always a fun activity. The views from the Parkway are some of the greatest views in the world. You won't want to miss this Christmas experience from this All-American Road.
Just be careful!
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Time With Friends And Family
The Christmas season is clearly about spending time with your loved ones and sharing in whatever traditions you can create. Many times we spend time giving thanks to each other and God for the blessings of the year. I like to write a card to each member of my crew and let them know how much they mean to me.
Whatever your traditions are, make sure to embrace them this year. This time of the year goes by very fast and, if you're not careful, you'll miss out on some wonderful moments!