A lot of Christmas Gifts
Around our house, the day after Thanksgiving and the one after Christmas are predictable. Except for this year.
In my rush to avoid Christmas, a few traditions got trampled underfoot. The biggest ones had to do with seasonal decorations.
In the Hughson house, the day after Thanksgiving means decorating for Christmas.
It involves lugging dozens of boxes in from the garage, emptying them and refilling them with non-seasonal knick-knacks.
Two things interfered with that this year:
- Selling our house
- A vacation to Mexico
The extent of decorating my house: I pulled a centerpiece my mother bought me several years ago off the top shelf of a rack in the garage. I unwrapped it from its garbage bag and placed it in the center of the dining room table.
I removed the autumn leave centerpiece and table runner and put them away in the laundry room.
Of course, this lack of decorations affected today’s traditional UN-decorating of the house and tree. There was nothing to take down – not even a string of Christmas lights (which are my favorite decoration of this holiday season).
What are your holiday traditions? Have circumstances altered or derailed these traditions?