Maybe I am just inherently lazy. Maybe I am crazy. Or quite possibly both. But I have a ton of Christmas decorations, like really a lot. It takes us days to get it all out, part of that is because of the treks from the basement to bring it all up and unpack it. But once it is all out and perfect I want to keep it. If it were up to me we could start in say October or November and leave it until February. Weird, right? I mean rush rush rush. Get everything done, do that decorating, shopping, wrapping, cooking, cleaning. Then let’s hurry and take it all down. Why I say? When you stop and think about it how many days do we just relax and enjoy it?
It’s hard to find empty branches of my tree because it has so many ornaments. I love Christmas so even if I am lazy it’s not even about that. Christmas is beautiful. When I look at the tree it makes me happy. The sparkle, the color, the ornaments that tell a story, the story of my life in some cases. People are nicer at Christmas for the most part. More joy is to be found, more compassion in our hearts. And lets not forget the most important purpose of Christmas, Jesus was born on that day.
Of course my cats love Christmas too.
What they are really saying in the pics with their outfits on is; what’s wrong with you, why did you put this on me and get it off! But it is cute isn’t it?
If you look at these pictures and wonder if my tree is still up, no, it is all put away but I wish it was not. I know not everyone feels as I do, some put everything away on Christmas or the day after. And that’s fine. For me, my wish though would be to make it last, leave everything up a little bit longer. But if that is not possible, then maybe we could just keep the spirit in our hearts all year.