Monday, December 29, 2008

To take down or to leave up Christmas

I sit here befuddled (always wanted to use that word).  Anyways, I sit here looking at my Christmas tree and the question comes to mind....when do you take down your decorations?  I spent a long time decorating and I love the glow from the tree.  I have a fake tree, so fire is not an issue.  What to do?  I love the Nativity scenes I have around the house.  I admit to hating the chore of taking everything down.  It takes a day to put it up and a day to take it down.  But there is no pretty reward for taking it down.  I will just step on one of the hooks from the ornaments and hop around mumbling.

I remember leaving it up until February one year, that was just pure laziness.  I do get that Christmas let down.  I love the season of giving and the happiness of everyone, even if they are faking.  I adore the lights on the houses.  I am truly impressed by some of my neighbors efforts on the outside of their houses.  It makes driving at night a joy.  I love it.  Obviously.

I always wait until at least New Years day, sometimes past that to Ty's birthday, January 6th.  I think it is just lazy anything past that.  I do put it all up Thanksgiving weekend, so six weeks is enough.  It is the end of the most wonderful time of the year.

When do you take down your decorations?  Does it make you sad?  Let me know.

God bless you and yours.

1 comment:

ccjadezo said...

I put the tree up Thanksgiving weekend, or before Jadon's birthday which is Dec. 4 and I also like to keep it up until after the new year, usually that weekend...I agree whole heartedly with loving the decorations and the lights and the memories of Christmas' past...I don't want it to end, because Jan and Feb are just cold, dirty and boring...
Happy New Year to you and your family!!