Sunday, December 27, 2009
The Days After
I know people who take their Christmas tree down the day after and have everything restored to pre-holiday order tout-suite!
More power to them! After all the rush and wrapping and ripping and unwrapping I enjoy a serene view of the tree and decorations for just a few more days.
Somewhere along the way I remember hearing it was bad luck to have last year's tree still up when the new year came along...but I don't have any cultural or community basis for that. It's just a thought that wanders through my head as the year comes to a close.
In the interest of our annual New Year's Eve party, we always took the tree down by December 30, but we never eliminated all evidence of merriment with ruthless efficiency or dedication. It was more of a leisurely thing. A bittersweet sort of day as we packed things up for the next season and laughed over memories of gift-giving.
So are you the type to get on with life after holidays? Or does it depend on the year?