I live in sunny California, but I grew up in West Virginia and when the holidays come around I miss the snow. I remember the magical first snowfall of the season. I loved sledding with my friends, building snowmen and having snowball fights.
The first snowfall also meant Christmas was just around the corner. I’ve always loved trimming the tree and putting up lights. As a child I really liked the presents I discovered on Christmas morning, but seeing my house all lit up and a tree trimmed with ornaments and multi-colored lights was a joy that lasted for weeks.
Santa doesn’t leave presents beneath the tree anymore and I no longer see that enchanting first snowfall of the season, but I still have the magic of Christmas lights.
If it doesn’t snow where you live, do what I do, pour a glass of wine and turn on the lights.
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