The Case for Simplifying Christmas Decorations“Honey, I wanted to let you know I’m going through my Christmas things and getting rid of everything other than my favorite ornaments for the tree.” This was my 76-year-old mother speaking, the woman whose unspoken motto has been “More is more” when it comes to many things in life, and especially to decorating at Christmas.
“After I sort through things, you and Torey [my sister] and the kids may take whatever you want. I’m donating the rest,” she said.
“That’s great,” I said, not needing to think about it even for a moment. Still, I was curious. “What prompted this?” She sighed. “Taking it all down about did me in last year, and I realized even the fun part, the decorating, had become a chore.” ... more
[Author: Alison Hodgson]