Saturday, January 9, 2010

Still Simplifying. Good-bye Season!

I hear much discussion and debate starting in mid-Nov about the “proper” time to put out Christmas decorations… especially a tree.  It seems people range from pre-Thanksgiving on into December.  Personally, I choose the first weekend of December.  I like to take the time to enjoy Thanksgiving and ease out of that holiday before starting another. 

Now that we’ve finished the first week of January, I want to know: Is your tree still up? If it is, it is time to take it down.  Pack up all of the decorations carefully and say good-bye for ten or eleven months.  Truthfully, packing up the Christmas decorations always makes me a little sad, but at the same I feel a sense of relief at getting the house back to “normal”.  It is a very peaceful feeling to have everything in its place once again. 

Tell me, When you do typically un-decorate from Christmas?  When does your tree make its grand exit?

I’m sharing some big news mid-week, so stay tuned!


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snaphappee said...

I love big news!

We used to take our decorations down on New Year's Day, but as I've gotten older I've gotten less tolerant of "visual clutter." This year I started taking it all down on the 27th, and got it packed away on the 28th.

Your Organizing Guru said...

I think we vary from year to year. It is usually all gone by Jan 6. This year I was in a funk and left hings up until this past weekend. I'm usually sad to see it go, but this year I am especially GLAD to have things back to "normal" around here.