I am a huge fan of Christmas…my blood runs red and green.
But ever since I moved away from my family, well, it’s different. I still love it. I have three trees in my apartment, and too many ornaments for “just” three trees. (Yes, some don’t make it out of the box!) I associate Christmas with Home. Who doesn’t?
But I leave my home to go home to celebrate the holiday. It’s weird.
Don’t get me wrong, I love going back to Detroit at Christmastime…I must celebrate with my family! It’s just, sometimes I wish they could come here, to Boston. Just once.
Of course it won’t happen, the logistics and all…and Christmas is Detroit for me.
I’m still trying to get my head around this “two homes” thing.
So here is what Christmas in Boston looks like for me…well, pre-Christmas!…
My lunch hang-out, a market/deli establishment, becomes a tree lot after Thanksgiving. I love walking through the pines, a mini-forest in the city!
My local grocery store sells Santa Mums every year.
I love when people play up the cool features of their homes with lights. I drive past this gem every day.
Available at my favorite local bakery…
My living room. I see the cats were busy with the tree skirt…
It wasn’t her…
Some detail from the tree…
I’m happy my neighbors love Christmas too!
As excited as I am to head back to The D to see family and friends, and take a much-needed break from the daily grind, it’s hard to leave these sweet girls behind!
Wherever you spend this Holiday season, I wish you peace, joy and love! Merry Christmas from Motor City Expat!