“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” ~ J. B. Priestley
We Got SNOW!
Friends we FINALLY got snow!!!!! I feel like Elf! I am so flipping excited!!! Technically, I feel like I should mention the first accumulation snowfall of the season since we have had snow. In fact Mount Washington got snow in October. It just was little flurries and didn’t stick around. As in essentially melted the next day.
And THEN last week, when I think I might have kinda maybe jinxed it on Instagram, the snow storm we were suppose to get missed us, totally and completely.
But yesterday MORE then made up for that! We got close to a foot and I think, fingers crossed we are going to have a white Christmas! Commence ALL screaming in excitement!And yes I really am using ALL the exclamation marks.
First Snowfall of the Season
There is something magical about the first (REAL) snowfall of the season and there is something magical about a White Christmas. The two together is utter Christmas perfection. I always joke, that I want snow for a month and THIS is that month!
The first snow fall reminds me of childhood. I remember as a kid my sister would wake me up for the first snowfall. I would be so excited and we would always hope for a snow day. We would press our faces up to the windows (much to my Mom’s chagrin) and just watch the snowflakes fall.
We would bundle up much like that kid in a Christmas Story before running awkwardly outside and face planting into snow banks before building our snow forts, making snow angels and throwing snow balls at each other.
As an adult
As an adult there is still so much excitement around the first snow fall. Not just because I dream of a White Christmas, but it coats my little slice of the world in pristine white making it appear like I have stepped into a magical winter wonderland. It brightens everything up, even just for a day and is so beautiful that I can’t get frustrated about shoveling.
Of course since it is the first snow fall of the season, and not the hundredth, shoveling hasn’t lost its novelty, but in January it might be another story. I spent yesterday, getting some work done, before I braved the elements to shovel off my parent’s cars and drive away before I then cuddled up by the tree drinking coffee, and watching Christmas movies. As an adult, with no kiddos around, it was the PERFECT way to spend a snowy day.
Have you gotten snow yet? Do you love snow? How do you spend the perfect snow day?
If you missed it, here are the other Nautical Christmas Links:
Day 1 Blogmas
Day 2 Tips on Trimming the Tree
Day 3 Hallmark Graphic Tee
Day 4 Tips on Wrapping The Perfect Present
Day 5 2020 Christmas Skating Ornament
Day 6 Saint Nicholas Day
Day 7 A Christmas Graphic Sweatshirt
Day 8 Favorite Christmas Quotes
Day 9 North Pole Village
Day 10 Getting Craft: Christmas Elf Ornaments
Day 11: Friday Favorites
Day 12: Advent Calendar
Day 13: Christmas PJ’s
Day 14: Christmas Cards
Day 15: Holiday Activities to do this year
Day 16: My Skating and Christmas Oasis
Day 17: Buffalo Plaid