(Fun fact: When it's not snowing, this space is one of my favorite spaces to read, write, and reflect.)
I consider decorating to be a ritual that prepares for something exciting to come. That something can be anything; that something can be a holiday, a loved one's birthday, honoring a couple, father, mother, or welcoming a new person into the world. (Decorating a nursery!) I believe that half the fun in celebrating the thing that is to come is preparing for it by taking the time and initiative to honor it.