Yes, I have 21 bins of holiday decorations... but only 19 of them are full of Christmas decorations. Two of them are for all of the other holidays. And one of them is just the actual tree ornaments... so it doesn't count, right? I mean really, that's not over doing it is it? I have different themes and colors for every room, including the bathroom, but that's not over doing it, right?
Some decorations don't come out every year but I hang onto most everything for a future Christmas. Of course some of them are the ones you never get rid of. The ones handed down through your family or of course, the macaroni wreaths, the cut-outs of preschooler's hands made into reindeer antler's, the salt dough tree shaped ornament, something made of felt and clothespins... the really special ones. Those you keep forever.
I spent the Friday after Thanksgiving, hauling box after box of decorations up from the basement. I managed to get most of my decorations up to my satisfaction. I still haven't actually decorated either of my trees. At this point, I'm happy just to have the lights glittering and reflecting in the windows.
Slowly, throughout this week I'll get the trees decorated and the last little touches done here and there.... then, I'll share. Room by room if you'd like.
And I'll really be able to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.
Let the count down begin,
Chris at Red Gate Farm