Several years ago I got rid of half of the Christmas decorations I had in the attic. Seriously there were six plastic tubs of things I kept for years. I gave three of the tubs to my daughter and gave her the opportunity to take what she wanted. Then I donated the rest to Hope Outreach http://www.hopeoutreach.org/ . I got a skinny tree and cut my decorations in half. And it felt good. This year I got all the baubles down from the attic. Three tubs, a box with the tree, and one box. I still didn’t put all of them up. I have seen them for so long, I just had to quit. I couldn’t do it anymore.
I’m not the Grinch – even though my husband loves him. But really! Why do I have all this stuff? I love Christmas, but I really don’t love all the clutter that happens when I put up the decorations anymore. Have I finally grown up? Am I just tired? Maybe I have finally come to grips with what Christmas is all about without all the glitter. And maybe that is okay.
Then I wrapped the presents. That was when I decided I needed a bigger tree. Or maybe just one that has a bigger area to put presents under. Oh good grief. Here I go again! Is there any cure for the Christmas decoration disease I have contracted? I may be addicted. I don’t hate decoration clutter; maybe I just need a change.
How is your tree this year? Do you love it or are you already prepared to take it down?