Every year, I go back and forth about how much Christmas decorating I will do…and each year, I bring out fewer things.
Is it because I’m trying to do the “less is more” thing? Or is it really that I hate dragging in those big bins that are packed away in the garage, awaiting their “awakening” on the weekend after Thanksgiving?
The timing remains the same. Always the weekend after Thanksgiving. Sometimes even the very next day.
But I only opened two of the bins today…and maybe I will do more. But I have three miniature Christmas trees, already decorated, in lieu of a big tree. And after my last rearranging of the living room space, including the hearth, I don’t have room for the third tree.
So one of the trees (above) sits on the pub table. And the other (with photos of the grandchildren, along with odds and ends), sits on the dining room table (below).
There are a few things placed around the room…and then a wreath here:
I like this little Gingerbread Boy hanging on a cupboard in the dining area:
That is a sampling of my “downsized Christmas.”
Do you enjoy doing the whole thing every year? Do you dread dragging out the bins? I know that some of you (Patty) listen to Christmas music while you bring out the goodies…and I also like the idea of eggnog.