Christmas Decor before Thanksgiving! WHAT?!?

I can't help it! I had to. I have heard people say, wow Christmas is coming earlier and earlier OR it's not even Thanksgiving yet. Well, here's the thing. I live for Christmas and the summer time. It's nice to be able to remember the reason we are here and free. Without Jesus' birth we wouldn't be forgiven for all of our sins and have the gift of eternal life. So, I believe it's ok to decorate a bit earlier. After all, we only have 30ish days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's a lot of work to decorate just to enjoy it for a month! It makes our home so warm and cozy!

Here's what I have done so far! Ryan will be helping hanging the wreaths outside. We did lights the first year, and Ryan said that won't be happening again! We are a bit secluded on our road, so we don't get a lot of traffic to enjoy them.
{What do you think about the new rug? We love it!}

{Pillow I made in Mom's class!}
{Pillow Mom gave us for Christmas last year!}
{Lyles enjoying the new rug!}
{I'm not finished with the mantle yet, but it's a start!}
{Another one Mom helped me make!}
{This is something I did for the first time last year - decorate the chandelier in the dining room!}

{Our breakfast table partly ready! I love the touch of the throw on the chair! Do you?}

How did you decorate? Enjoy your time with family and friends today!