That means I haven’t jumped on the Christmas bandwagon yet. I’ve been packing up the fall themed decorations, but sadly, putting them in new plastic bins which should make them so much easier to find. Last year I didn’t have all of my pumpkins. And I have a really fine collection of pumpkins. They got lost in the move and some of them ended up in my daughter’s garage. She returned them this year. Made me happy.
This has been an especially wonderful fall in North Texas. We had an early freeze in October and our leaves have turned lovely shades of orange and red. Makes for wonderful times walking Charley.
Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving is. And I really take a bit of umbrage that people rush over Fall and Thanksgiving. So I try to squeeze every bit of goodness from it by not moving on to Christmas until December arrives. And don’t get me started on Christmas music (which I really enjoy) appearing in October and November!
My hope is to replace all of the boxes in my garage with plastic bins that are labeled clearly so you can tell what’s what. I know this is an over-reaction to the move and having stuff in storage for over a year. I’m pretty certain Bob will object to replacing all of the boxes with the bins. We have many boxes. But everyone I can swap, I’m going to.
We hung some wreaths in our old garage, but then the walls became covered with shelving units and boxes of stuff, so they just lay on top of the boxes. I’m hoping to be able to hang all my wreaths in our new garage. I make seasonal wreaths, so I have quite a few. Well, I don’t have Valentine’s or St. Patrick’s Day, but I have a general spring one, a patriotic one for the summer, a fall one and a Christmas wreath. Maybe I need to make a few more. One of my daughters has Halloween, and a Back the Blue wreath honoring police. A trip to Michael’s may be in my near future.
How and where do you store your decorations? Do you have wreaths for all the seasons? Do you go big on Christmas lights? Maybe you observe Hanukkah or something else at this time of year. Please share. I’d love to hear from you.
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PS. We had a wonderful thanksgiving. Hope you did, too. 🙂