… department stores did not decorate for Christmas until Thanksgiving weekend? I do. Back then the holiday season did not officially start until after Thanksgiving. Now it seems we rush through the calendar year and at some point along the way, holiday decorations began appearing earlier and earlier. At first it was late October before the trick or treaters filled up on Halloween candy. That seems pretty reasonable compared to now when shops decorate in September. My Costco sells artificial Christmas trees and inflatable snowman in 90-degree temps in August. Really? I can adapt but I’m not ready for Christmas in August. How ‘bout you? Let the kiddies begin their school year before we get them thinking about Santa sliding down the chimney. Although, I realize the last quarter of the year is when merchants do their biggest business and are anxious to get us into the holiday buying spirit.
The early craze has caught on in my neighborhood too. Some display Christmas lights as early as the day after Halloween. Once Santa Claus makes his appearance in the Macy's Parade that signals the start of the holiday season. Decorating over Thanksgiving weekend has now become the tradition. By the time turkey dinner is digested even the adults are getting excited about this joyous season. I admit to not being that efficient but aim for the first half of December. Whatever your traditions, celebrate the holidays at your own pace, cherish those you love, enjoy the spirit of the season and bake lots of cookies!
These reindeer cookies were favors on our Christmas dinner table last year. As you know by now, I am not so organized as to have Christmas cookies on the blog in November. I quickly snapped just a few photos before guests arrived. Come see this airbrushed stencil design.Reindeer Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Red with AmeriColor Super Red
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Wilton Decorating Tip #2
Wilton Color Mist (Gold, Silver)
Fair Isle Sweater Stencil
Flood cookie with red icing. Let dry overnight.
Let dry 30 minutes.
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