There is a rumor going around that Christmas is over and Christmas trees, Santas, villages, and even nativities have to be put away for a year! Please tell me that is just a rumor. I just got all of this Christmas décor out. Please tell me I don’t have to start putting it all away! I know Santa ate all of the cookies we decorated (even though the icing and sprinkles were thicker than the cookies themselves)…
and he delivered our miniature donuts to the elves (decorated Cheerios – a little tedious and a huge mess),
I know that 25 adult family members shared Christmas Eve dinner in our home...
and I know that 7 children shared Christmas Eve dinner in our home.
I know that our Christmas Eve pageant included a “Baby Jesus” who was much too large to play the part (and who fell out of the basket twice during the pageant), and a shepherd who insisted on wearing a straw hat (and who managed to only knock over one thing with his cane), and one of the three kings who wore an Ole Miss football jersey to go visit baby Jesus (yikes-I would have had no objections to an Arkansas Razorback jersey!), and a few who decided to depart the pageant prior to the photo shoot.
I know that we must have all been good this year, because on Christmas morning Santa was good to everybody.
I know that our home was a complete disaster on Christmas Day when our children and their spouses were trying to figure out how to get monetary gifts out of a pinball game (which took a little time).
But, pu-leeeease don’t tell me I have to put away all of this Christmas now!
Obviously, I am avoiding putting it away by playing on my blog. Hopefully, next year I can look back at this blog post BEFORE I start decorating for Christmas and recall the monumental task of putting away Christmas décor. Do you think that will turn me into a Christmas décor minimalist? Nah, I’m not that smart! (Edited to Add: My first comment on this post was from Priscilla, who reminded me that I can leave them all up until January 6th – Epiphany! What a wonderful comment. Thanks Priscilla! I have an excuse to not rush the “undecorating” process. Of course, I have to start now to have it all put away by the 6th of January!)
I hope your Christmas was as joyous (but not as big a mess) as our Christmas. Thank you for coming to see yet another Christmas post on my blog! Laurie