Decorating the Cascadia is a must and I add a few of my Christmas treasures to our Bolt Custom Sleeper. It is fun to change the air freshener to a Christmas Scent so it smells like Christmas every time we get in the truck. I do not use the sugar cookie scent or anything to do with cooking as it makes me hungry.
A few years ago I bought the multi colored Christmas lights to go around the ceiling to add a little to decorations. While some like the more subtle and elegant look I go for lots of color! At home we have the most amazing nativity scene that my mother in law made in 1978 and then I made sets for both of my girls. The nativity set is not in the truck as they are ceramic but they are always in my mind.
Over the years I have purchased Christmas Music on my iPhone and what a great way to start the day when the stars and moor are out and I am listening to Silent Night while driving. I get pretty excited when I come upon Christmas lights that have been left on all night as I really enjoy seeing the decorations. A few years ago we were able to go through a childhood favorite of mine in Tucson, AZ, Winterhaven with my best friend from high school and her family. I was on light over load! One thing I did notice the houses were not as big as I remembered..
During the month of December I enjoy giving random bits of kindness, leaving a bigger tip on the table, leaving a tip in the showers, or anywhere else I see I can do that is random and where the recipient will not know where the gift came from. I also enjoy sending out Christmas Cards as I like the looks of them and that they are real.
I get nostalgic during the month of December and think of family members that have passed on and that I still miss greatly. I think back to Christmas's where we were still all together and the fun we had and I want to carry on the tradition with my family. Most of the family still thinks I am a little goofy about the season but that is fine as I enjoy this time of year and I love the music. It is a great time of year to reflect and realize how wonderful life is.
The decorations in the truck are random and they bring a smile to my face. We are not home long enough to really decorate as I used to when the decorations would be up for about five weeks. Now only my favorites come out and also lights on timers. Coming down the stairs to a Christmas lit living room reminds me of when I was a child and I would hide behind the tree so I could be close to the lights, the tree, and the ornaments. I do not hide behind Christmas trees anymore but I sure like having my morning coffee and look at the twinkling lights and scenery outside of our windows while at home.
I hope you decorate your truck as well and reflect in the reason for the season.