We are off to a bit of a slow start this year but we are preparing for Christmas. I love the month (give or take) of Advent because it allows us to really take time to prepare for the 12 days of Christmas.
The first thing we do is put up the tree. This usually happens the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving so the tree is ready for the first Sunday of Advent. If time allows I like to have a tree decorating party. We will have cookies and hot cocoa with music to set the mood as we prepare the tree.
here. When the kids get bigger we'll have a wreath/arrangement with real candles to light at mealtimes but for now I'm happy with the fabric one.
There are more things that we do so I'll post again sometime soon with more ideas!