To say that our Christmas decorating this year was understated would be the understatement of the year. In years past boxes were dragged from the crawl space and food was withheld from the hooligans on Thanksgiving until most rooms sported some festive touch.
This year was different. I told MOMD that this year I was scaling it back. No one was more surprised than me that I actually meant it! Because we didn’t want to be the Scrooge family on our street MOMD climbed the ladder on his newly replaced hip and strung some lights. We made a decision to forego putting up a tree.
Mid December I thought of the hours I spend in my seemingly ordinary office. Christmas music was blaring and not a decorative touch in sight. Off I went to Hobby Lobby where stuff was already 50% off and bought a tree, some lights, bulbs and a tree skirt. I gathered a gift box or two, wrapped a wine cork (where did THAT come from?) and place them under my fully decorated 1 foot tall tree.
May I just say that Christmas un-decorating has never been so easy or quick?
MOMD packed it all away in less than 30 minutes-including taking down the outside lights, boxing them up and placing my fully decorated 1 foot tree in the bag you see below.
Next year will be different but it was a good choice for this year.