December 22nd -- Sneaking a peek at the tree in the middle of the night
For some reason, for as long as I can remember I have always loved waking up in the middle of the night to go downstairs and look at the Christmas tree by myself. I used to wake up a naturally in the middle of the night when I was younger, but as I've gotten older I sometimes will actually set an alarm to wake me up around 4/5am to get my tree time. This year I actually woke up naturally in the middle of the night last night, I was so excited! Of course I woke up because I needed to use the bathroom, but it turned into something much better.
There is something so beautiful about being surrounded by silence for once, by myself, staring at a beautifully lit tree decorated with memories. It is one of my absolute favorite little things to do every year and I know that it's a tradition I will carry with me throughout my life. In all the hustle and bustle and chaos of the season, this is my own little moment of peace, serenity, and happiness.