I used to take the whole decorating for Christmas thing pretty seriously, especially when the kids were little.
I wanted to re-create for them the magic of Christmas that I experienced when I was a girl.
Our Christmases weren't extravagant at all, but Mom put a lot of thought and care into choosing "just right" stocking stuffers and other small gifts to go with a big gift or two.
That was no small accomplishment with there being five of us.
Now it's just me and the hubs, and I'm asking myself, is there really any need to put all that stuff out?
I love the festive look when it's all done, but I don't particularly enjoy putting it up, and I especially don't like taking it down.
Do I dare break with tradition? With Thanksgiving coming so close to Christmas this year, I've got to decide soon.
Dunh dunh duh....