As I sifted through boxes and placed Christmas decorations on the mantel, I couldn’t help but wonder what my family would think when they came home.
It’s the same feeling of anticipation and excitement that I feel every year.
They are why I fuss over which way the stockings should face,
and whether or not to add garland to the mantel.
Our Christmas mantel is how I say “welcome home” to them during the holiday season.
See you in class,