We do small amounts of Christmas decorating at best. Right after Turkey Day we typically hang our stockings and random decorations. That's usually the extent of decorating for the holidays because I'm a minimalist when it comes to home decor. I hate entertaining and the cleaning required in order to do so which is why I hardly keep my place looking like a page out of Architecture's Digest. My idea of making a place "homey" is to decorate it with bare necessities (ie: pictures of family and friends, black & white photography, a lot of un-used wall space and no furniture that would allow me to store "clutter").
Needless to say, I don't really like to do much that requires a routine up-keep, which is why we never really bought a tree before. Although the idea of having it is so great, what's worse is the thought of cleaning up the mess after the holidays. However, this is the year that it all changes. We got...(drum roll please) a REAL Christmas tree. Talk about messy!
I finally put my big girl shoes on and sucked up the fact that I have a big (HUGE) mess to deal with after the holidays, but for now I'm going to enjoy this moment. Something about having a fully decorated and well scented tree makes me want to Irish Coffee all season long.
|If you celebrate Christmas, what are your thoughts on decorating? Do you think it's too much effort for such a small amount of time?|