Now you know how much I love decorating for Christmas, but this morning I was inspired to begin the removal of decorations to put my house back to rights. I think I’ve vacuumed up at least 1K pine needles just from the mantle as the sprigs that I had used have all fallen to pieces. And let’s not mention the needles from the tree as well! I am taking a well-deserved break before finishing the tree.
But as I finished removing the Christmas decorations from the mantle, I couldn’t let go. I mean, it’s silly to start decorating for Valentine’s Day (isn’t it?), but to leave it pretty bare didn’t feel good either. So I did the next best thing. I decorated for winter and used a few of the winterish decorations and kept a few of the twinkly lights for a sparkly feel because I like that! A few red cardinals for good measure and I’m ready for the winter season without giving up that child-like delight I have of white sparkling lights!
I have to say it made taking down Christmas a little easier to handle when I kept a few treasures out. Lucky for me, they still go with the winter theme until Valentine’s Day! Win Win for me!
I was going to try to keep it all up until Little Christmas (January 6th), but it’s looking pretty dry and I haven’t had the lights on in a few days because of it. I wouldn’t want a fire hazard, so down it comes.
When do you take down your Christmas/holiday decorations? What do you do with the empty spaces afterwards? Do you put it all back to rights without decorating for the next holiday?