this Christmas will be a little different

candleTrue confession: This year, in a huge departure for me, I’m not really decking the halls. We’re currently renting, and much of our stuff is packed up. All of my Christmas treasures are in a mini-warehouse, and this year I just don’t have the energy to go through all the boxes, decide what can fit in this house, and haul it all around. So Paul came home with a tiny Charlie Brown Christmas tree and a couple of poinsettias the other day, and that will pretty much be the extent of it.

(Right now, I’m listening to my Christmas playlist, enjoying the Salted Caramel candle from my son and his wife, and drinking a cup of coffee.  It’s pretty nice.)

I’ve decided that I’m okay with that this year, and my people tell me they’re okay with it, too. I’ll really enjoy the next time I can pull out the Christmas china, my Santa collection, the needlepoint stockings, and put the hula-dancing Santa on the tree.

Having a merry little Christmas,



3 thoughts on “this Christmas will be a little different

  1. I’m right there with you this Christmas, Anne. I’m having a total knee replacement on 12/14, so my husband, daughter (we have a Caroline, too) and I have agreed that simpler is better this year. We’ll have a Charlie Brown tree, a wreath on the door and some Balsam & Cedar candles. Of course, lots of music and classic movies, too. We’re not worrying about the festive meals and concerts. God willing, all of that will be back on the playlist for next Christmas with my painless (hopefully) new knee. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. I have “evolved” to this level of decor after many years, and am so happy with it! A wreath, a very small tree, dining room table decor and a few other seasonal touches leave more time to play carols on the piano, read, and enjoy Christmas instead of “surviving” Christmas!

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