I’ve always been one to celebrate the excitement of Christmas. I know that doesn’t make me unique. But, as I am almost 30 years old (don’t laugh) I find the holiday to be even more important than ever to me. The economy is in the toilet; we learned today that unemployment is at a 16 year high, the stock market is down again and, the most important one of all, the bitter loss with Proposition 8 passing earlier this month. All combined to drag me out earlier than ever to hang up hundreds of beautifully colored Christmas lights. It is a way to put November and also the world as we know it behind me for just a few weeks to be thankful for what I have and of course for awesome gifts! So, if you’re with me, get out there and put up your decorations before it gets too darn cold!