Saturday, December 19, 2009


The first Christmas my Sweetie and I were married a cute little tradition started. On Christmas Eve when it was time to unplug all the outside lights and turn off the tree before turning in for the night my husband said, "Let's leave them all on tonight." Now I'm the type who would leave every lamp on 24/7 if left to my own devices, but my better half is not. He's the frugal fellow with an ever mindful eye on the electric meter, making sure I don't send that little spinning contraption (or him) into orbit during the month of December. Giddy about leaving the lights on, yet curious about the logic I asked, "Why?" He sweetly responded, "So Santa will be able to see the house." A tradition was born. Global warming and exorbitant electric bills we care not for thee. On Christmas Eve, the lights stay on!
For Christmas traditions both sentimental and silly pop over to the blog of our fabulous hostess Beverly for a complete list of today's participants. My tree will light your path. Merry Christmas!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a wonderful tradition, and how sweet to light the way for Santa! And oh, how lovely is your tree!

Wishing you not only a Happy Pink Saturday but a Merry Christmas as well.


Sheila :-)

Marydon Ford said...

Cute story ... love this tree!

Merry Christmas,
TTFN~ Marydon
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g said...

Aw, this is a sweet tradition! My dad was just like that - always turning out the lights! Nice that your hubby is able to overcome his frugality once a year.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Our Back Porch said...

A cute tradition, indeed!! Merry Christmas and Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,

Kathy said...

What a fun tradition, Melissa!
Merry Christmas...Kathy

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this story. It is so sweet and IS a great tradition. My kids think leaving lights on is a nightly tradition! lol!! I have to do an inspection before bed!

Happy Pink Saturday a bit late, Melissa!

Merry Christmas! :-)


Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa! Thanks 4 sharing and making me giggle;) Just wanted 2 stop in and see how u were and 2 wish u and yours HAPPY HOLIDAYS:)

Elizabeth said...

Hope you had a fun one, your tree sure does look pretty :)

natalea said...

pretty tree! and I'm also one to leave the tree on 24/7...sometimes I just worry I'm going to burn the house down!
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! wishing you all the best for the new year!
xo natalea