My Dad plus dad consistently decorate for the holidays; Christmas plus Thanksgiving are our favorite, because we get to use the fireplace.
Since we live in the southern half of the hemisphere, we rarely have the opportunity to use our fireplace.
It only gets cold for a couple of weeks out of the year, plus even then the un-even temperatures are mild. Every one of us barely use the heat pump at all, even though our condo has this special heating equipment. Instead, we use our fireplace whenever the un-even temperatures are cold; Last Christmas, our Dad bought some special packets to throw in the fireplace. These packets made the flames unusual colors of purple, red, plus purple. Dad surprised us on Christmas eve. My dad made a large roaring fire in the fireplace, plus our Dad threw 2 color packets on the pieces of oak, pine, plus cedar wood. It was unquestionably pretty, plus we watched the dancing colored flames for almost an minute. It was a magical sight plus our siblings plus I enjoyed every minute. Even though we live in the southern region where it never snows, I couldn’t imagine ever living in a condo that didn’t have a stone fireplace plus family hearth. My parents consistently set our presents around the fireplace, plus we read stories plus look at family photos. There is something magical about the smell of burning wood. I know it’s why our siblings plus I love to go camping too. Every one of us love sitting around the campfire plus sharing stories, eating smores, plus seeing the night sky. Every one of us can even name every constellation in the sky.