Here is the 4th Blogmas question from Three Cats and a Girl: Would you rather keep your Christmas decorations up all year or never be able to put them up at all?
Ugh! I don’t like either of these choices. I am one of those people who puts up Christmas in the middle of November. I wait until the middle of the month as my oldest son and husband have November birthdays. I have done this for a while now and love having the holiday decorations and lights abound. But, I don’t think they would mean as much if they were up all the time. I think the joy is bringing them out and thinking about the memories associated with each item. It is the additional light that is so needed in the dark of December.
I don’t think they would have the same meaning if they were always around. We learned from the Grinch that Christmas doesn’t come from the store. That Christmas isn’t about the decorations, presents or other items you buy… Christmas is about feelings. About time and memories with families. I can have that with or without decorations. (and there is nothing that says I can’t put up the other seasonal decorations!)