Life got busy and sort of in the way and although the rest of the Christmas decorations have been put away for a while, I never actually took the Christmas tree down.
So today, I decided to bite the bullet and git r’ done.
I really hate putting the Christmas tree away. And because of that it’s probably good we use an artificial tree now.
I know there are people who keep Christmas decorations and Christmas trees up all year round. That I couldn’t do. I’m afraid if I did that they would start calling me Miss Havisham right out of Charles Dickens or something. Or sign me up for Christmasaholics Anonymous.
I am saying goodbye to my ornaments one by one. Like every year I swear I am going to put every ornament away perfectly and I know next year I will be telling myself I should’ve done a better job now in this moment.
Every ornament has its own little story.
The ornaments that came from my late father will go back into the boxes he had them in hopefully for one more year. The boxes sadly are falling apart and I know I am only going to be able to hang onto them for just so long. It’s not that I find the boxes of any great value, it’s just that it’s his writing on the outside of the boxes. So it’s a nice memory.
As I put the final bits of Christmas away I wonder if many years in the future whomever has my ornaments will love them as much as I do?
Perhaps to some that is a very strange and fatalistic thought. It’s just one of the funny things that my busy brain occasionally wonders. And I think part of the reason I wondered that is because of the vintage ornaments I have collected from estate sales and similar situations over the years. You can always tell when you’re buying an ornament if the ornaments were well loved.
OK well enough procrastination for me I have to finish up.
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I feel the same about my ornaments. My mother and I had the same favorites. I hear her talking in my head about how special they are every time I hang them and put them away.
Nicely said! Same here. For me, there’s a certain amount of melancholy looking at ornaments I had as a kid, and slowly inheriting mom & dad’s. Will anyone have the same appreciation? I hope so.