“The riders in a race do not stop when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voices of friends and say to oneself, ‘The work is done.’”
~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ~~
Is your tree still up? Or does it make you itch to still have elves on the mantle and ornaments on the greenery? What is your tradition for taking it all down? Day after Christmas? The day of New Year’s? Easter? When do you put all the magic back in the Rubbermaids?
When it comes to decorating for Christmas, we are failures. Having all the extra clutter sitting around the house makes me a bit crazy. I own a lot of ornaments — boxes of them — not to mention nativity scenes, a large village, electronic Santas, angels, and carolers, lawn decorations, etc. But in recent years, most of the decorations have remained packed away.