Every year since we started homeschooling, we take one day off to do Christmas Shopping. It's always a weekday, usually in the beginning of December. We don't take snow days, or P.A. days, so other than regular holidays, it's the only one we take off all year. It's become a much anticipated yearly tradition with our family.
This year's Christmas shopping day happened this past week. Larry had the day off, so it was a perfect opportunity. We headed into town around 8:30. We spent the morning shopping, followed by lunch at Swiss Chalet (I think this is Larry's favourite part of the whole day lol). After lunch, we finished up our shopping, completed a few errands and then headed home. We were even home in time to get the tree up.
I guess, this would be our official start to the Christmas season.