Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Tree Lighting Ceremony

We were invited to a tree lighting/wine and cheese last night.  It all started out as a bit of a joke, when I turned on my Christmas outside lights before December 1st.  When I mentioned to the neighbours why they didn't have their outside lights on; they said they didn't turn them on until December 1st. So I suggested they should have an official Christmas tree lighting ceremony for their outside Christmas lights.

The phone rang on Monday evening inviting dh and I to the ceremony.  As two neighbours were having the ceremony (they live side by side) I figured we had better not go empty handed.  So after I got the winter tires put on the car I popped to the store to pick them up a Poinsettia each.
Popped into the dollar store and picked up a gift bag each.....they cost $1.25 by the way not $1, some candy canes and the little Santa ornament.
It's not a lot but it says we are thinking of them.

Today's Christmas song I thought should be about Christmas lights.  Although this is really neat to look at I would absolutely hate to live next door to this!

10 comments:

Maggie said...

What a lovely idea to have a light switching on ceremony :-)

Love how you dressed up the gift bags!

Fishcake_random said...

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for ponsettia in the supermarket. It's just not Christmas without one!
X

Country Gal said...

Good idea . I love the dollar store lol ! Glad all had a good time . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

mamasmercantile said...

I think that is a lovely idea, maybe it could become the start of a great tradition.

Mum said...

Wow, I could only sit through it once.
xx

Jackie said...

What a lovely idea and memory maker.

God bless.

William Kendall said...

It occurs to me that I can't recall seeing poinsettas in the stores yet. I usually start seeing them a couple of weeks before Christmas.

barbara woods said...

me too Gill, no sleep at all

anexactinglife.com said...

What a nice neighbourly thing - sounds like the start of a fun tradition.

Piece by Piece said...

I never turned my lights on prior to December 1st. Great gift idea. I visit the $ store often for gift bags, they usually have a great selection, they also have some very sturdy boxes that can be used for gifts.


Patricia