I didn't decorate for Christmas this year.
Don't get me wrong-- I enjoy looking at Christmas decorations. I just find it an awful lot of bother, at this stage of my life, to haul all the boxes in out of the garage and spend several hours sorting and assembling, just to have to take it all down and pack it all away a month later. I know some people just love to decorate for Christmas. I can understand that. I used to be one of them. But by now, I'm just tired of it.
Still... our house is beautifully decorated this year. It seems we have Christmas Elves who took over the job. My friend, Laura, expressed my exact feelings-- and exactly what happened at our house-- in a recent blog post regarding their decorations:
"It's so much fun to have teenagers! When our girls were little, I was all into decorating for Christmas... had to create all those wonderful memories, set the atmosphere, make a cozy Christmas haven! After a few years, I got tired of hauling everything down from the attic, but just as I was getting weary of the process, my teens decided they were all into the lovely holiday custom, and so now they do most of the work !!!" --from Glimpses of Our WorldOur girls put up and decorated the Christmas tree this year without any help at all. When they were finished they turned down the lights and asked us to come see. I love it!
Their dad isn't quite as much of a Scrooge as I am, so he worked with them to put up the outside lights as well. I showed you what it looked like Thanksgiving weekend. This picture was taken after the girls had put up the tree, and added the color-changing snowflakes along the front sidewalk.
The Nester to go on the Christmas Tour of Homes to see lots of beautiful holiday home decor.