An associate recently asked me, “What’s your favorite thing about autumn”? Immediately I answered, “Christmas”! Anyone who knows me knows my seasonal calendar consists of only two seasons: Christmas Season & NOT Christmas Season. I know, I know. Autumn is a favorite season for many due to the relief from the hot summer weather. The days are still sunny and relatively long and there are many autumn hobbies to participate in such as Hayrides, Pumpkin Patches, Bonfires, Apple Picking, Covered Bridge Festivals, Trips to Brown County, and Football Tailgating and Games. Although I am aware of all the wonderful activities available to us in the Indianapolis area during this time of year, and I participate in many, I can’t participate in as much as I would like.
Why? Well, I have a good reason, I promise. I’m getting ready for Christmas, my favorite time of year. Similar to the department stores, Christmas comes early at my house. As soon as the first cool breeze of autumn whizzes by, I bypass Halloween and some autumn activities and go into full Christmas mode. It takes me months to decorate.
For much of December, I entertain friends, colleagues, clients & neighbors in my home. So, in October I begin to strategically decorate the inside and outside of my home. It takes me months to decorate and turn my home into a wonderland. I’ve gotten so good at decorating over the years; I no longer have to start decorating on Labor Day. Every year I say I will pare down but the Holiday Spirit takes a hold of me and I can’t resist adding to my collection of Christmas decor to put on a good show for my guests.
I look forward to the many individuals I reconnect with during this busy, but joyful time. And, I tend to have a lot of real estate activity during the Holiday season as well. Keep checking my website for updated listings and valuable information regarding buying or selling a home during the winter months.
So, in closing, although it is still October, I want to wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season.