We're here to share a lovely post from Mindy behind Hope Feathers Photography. We partnered to share the Johnson families holiday family traditions, featuring our most favorite family Bear Hugs collection.
"To us, the holiday season begins the first of October. When there is a nip in the air and the leaves begin to turn to rust, mustard and maroon. When we begin to snuggle under blankets with hot beverages. When everything is covered in plaid. When we pull out our scarves and boots and sweaters. And the holiday season lasts straight through Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! Basically, we are in the best three months of the year! Hooray!
The smell of burning leaves and roasting marshmallows will always trigger happy autumn memories!
It's no surprise that I get the most excited about Christmas. While I have been trying to curb my unbridled enthusiasm until after Thanksgiving, there are some things I sneak in. Our first Christmas cocoa is a big deal! The second it's cool enough, I pull out our special Christmas mugs, some peppermint sticks and marshmallows to make the best cocoa ever! Every once in a while, when it's really cold out, we also listen to Christmas music. Shhhh don't tell! And of course it never hurts to pull out a strand of twinkle lights. Since it gets dark so early now, they make our home so cozy and festive!"
Thank you so much for sharing your family traditions with us, Mindy!