well, thanksgiving is over and the holiday season has officially started. the mall has been transformed into a winter wonderland and motifs of christmas are unavoidable downtown.
i always loved driving down my street growing up and seeing the snow-covered lawns with twinkling white lights. but i’ve always found the santa sleighs and prancing reindeers to be beyond tacky. after all, when it comes to christmas decorations there is a VERY fine line between classy and kitschy. last year, i fell in love with the decorations in florence—they were magical. each cobblestone street had a flickering canopy of lights floating above and once the sun set, the city glowed—miraculously enhancing the city’s grace.