Farewell, Christmas 2012

It's the 6th on Sunday, but we'll be out at church and then out for a walk. Saturday I'll be up and helping my mother to take down her Christmas decorations. Friday I've promised them one last trip out for the holidays so today....
Today is the day to say farewell

to Father Christmas

to the tree with all the decorations, bought and made over the years

to the fireplace with its berry garland and trees that are (ahem) over 40 years old

to the nativity scene that has made me smile everytime I look at it

to the fireplace with a stocking for all

to the Christmas tray in the kitchen.... no, wait. That stays there all year

And so does the simple wooden nativity on my windowsill.

 A year long reminder of the warmest season of the year. The season that makes me smile and want to live by Scrooge's words,  "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach."

Thank Goodness there are only 333 days left until next December 1st.

Comments

  1. We took ours down yesterday and it always makes me feel sad but then I get excited about the brand new year stretching ahead of us! Xxx

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  2. Our decorations came down on Monday. I always like things tidying away before hubby goes back to work, and I don't like to do it on New Year's Day.

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  3. I try to leave it all up as long as possible, but it just ain't possible this year! At least the house will be big looking again.

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