Friday, January 7, 2011


Well, the time has come.  The time to say farewell to my Christmas trees and decorations.

You know how I feel about them.  They are the tangible evidence of my love of everything about the Christmas season.  You've heard me express the joy I receive from settling in my green chair surrounded by twinkling lights and beauty.

I sigh just thinking about it.

I would keep them up for another week except next weekend holds both a conference with the youth group and a visit from out of town family, so I know I won't have time to get to it.  So I bit the bullet and starting taking everything down tonight.  My living room is now covered in boxes and storage bins, so I hope to have it done by tomorrow night.

I think I may keep our bedroom tree up for a little while because it really does set such a romantic, calming tone and I think it looks sort of Valentine-ish with the cheerful red bow on top!  So that one may not come down until sometime in February.  Which makes me happy!

I am getting rid of the very old tree from my childhood that has been in our playroom the past few years. But don't worry, I found this for 30% off at one of my favorite stores after Christmas and have very fun plans for it for next year...

And the other day I was at Walmart and went to the Christmas section, which was mostly cleared out except for this one lonely, silver tree.  How could I resist it when it was sitting there all by itself and for only $4.50?

So you can rest well tonight knowing that though one tree has made its final stand, there will be two new ones waiting in the attic to make their debut in a little less than 11 months.  I know, you feel better now.  Whew.  :)

Okay, I guess I need to get back to the job.  This is a lot of work!  And a sad job to me.  But like I told my daughter (who was also sad at the thought of taking it all down), we can just look forward to putting everything up again next Christmas!  And in the meantime we can always do a little decorating for Valentine's Day...and Easter....and Memorial Day...


1 comment:

  1. We have a small apartment so I sort of feel a sense of relief when I can take it all down (which I usually do a day or two after Christmas). Everything feels so spacious once again that it gives me a happy feeling.

    I love your silver tree! I was looking for the same one after Christmas but they didn't have any left. Maybe next year!

    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!