Packing up Christmas Stuff and Avoiding the Post-Christmas Blues

Christmas_decorations.jpgIt’s that time of year when I have to pack our Christmas stuff away after having it out only about three or four weeks.

After all the presents are unwrapped and we’re heading into New Year’s Day, I typically get a big wash of post-Christmas blues.

No fun.

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The bare, naked Christmas tree.

But over the years I’ve found a way to minimize the blues.

I find that if I invite kids over while I’m un-decorating (dis-decorating??) the tree, things are a lot more festive.

Yesterday, we invited a sweet friend over to hang out with Princess Buttercup while I took down the ornaments from the tree.

Her mom stayed a couple of hours and we talked over coffee and caught up on each other’s lives while the girls played. When the mom left to go run errands, I took down the ornaments and enjoyed shrieks of laughter and the sounds of girlish gab.

It made me happy.

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No worries, I’ll get to bring all of these out next year!

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2 thoughts on “Packing up Christmas Stuff and Avoiding the Post-Christmas Blues

  1. A belated Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year to you and your family! I’m saddened to hear that you get the post-Christmas blues but happy to hear that you also have a way to deal with it! The sound of children can and do fill our lives with happiness. You are blessed with Princess Buttercup! In our house, I put off the blues by continuing the Christmas celebrations…Ukrainian Christmas is January 7th. So much still to do and hopefully the blues will not hit me too hard next week! Take care,
    Petrosha
    Petroshasblog@gmail.com

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