Last night/this morning, our city was treated to its first dusting of powering snow. I get absolutely giddy about this... it means Christmas is coming. Part of me is itching to put up a tree, listen to carols, shop, bake & bust out the sewing machine.
This will be a very different sort of holiday season for me, as this is the first year I'll be a downtown business owner. I have worked retail downtown during Christmas, but it's a whole new experience to be Head Shopstress during this time. I have one fantastic employee helping at at the shop, and with things picking up, I may be on the hunt for a website intern. We shall see!
I added twinkle lights to my Autumn decor in our windows last week and soon it will be time to switch over to a wintry wonderland of sorts. I have so many fun ideas for sprucing up the windows (pardon my pun) and getting into the spirit of things! The next two months are such a wonderful time of year, and my fingers are crossed that we're seeing a lot more snow than last year. A bleak, mild Christmas is not what I have in mind.
I want fluffy snow and sunny, sparkling days!
(And new snow tires... thanks for the reminder.)
Hope you're all having a cozy Friday, snow or no snow!
PS. I have a question dear hearts. How early is too early for holiday themed playlists at shops? Decorating? I know my US pals might say "after Thanksgiving" but we Canucks chowed down weeks ago, so I'm in full on holiday mode as of about 11.59pm on October 31st. Anyone further than North America want to chime in too? When do stores near you (forgetting the big box stores) start decorating and pumping out the holiday cheer? I'd love your input on favourite decorating ideas, best shop atmosphere and more. I love walking into a shop and feeling just like it's Christmas Eve 24/7. It's just such a wonderful sensation and I want to create that at Tango. Thanks, mes amis! Happy 1st snow!