Every other year Christopher and I switch the holidays with our families. This year, our first Christmas at our first house, happens to be the year we visit my family. Am I sad? Not really. The only thing I wish were different is the Christmas spirit we both are lacking. His thoughts are that if we are not spending Christmas at home, why should we put up any Christmas decor. Grinch!
This is were I, the other half point out that we are still spending more than 20 days at home. Shouldn't the path to Christmas be as important as Christmas Day. You prepare so much to have a beautiful home and spend time with family and friends during the whole month, why not enjoy the journey. In other words "its not the end that matters, (in this case Christmas, which does matter...VERY,VERY IMPORTANT) but the journey"
So, to end our discussion, it was decided we were going to have a touch of Christmas by having our fourth Baby Christmas tree by our FIRST fireplace. It's a bit under three feet and it barely took me ten minutes do decorate, just added lighting, some pine cones and berry clusters we had in our Christmas box.
I'm happy with our decision and I'm actually warming up to the idea that it will also "barely take ten minutes" to put Christmas decor away when we come back from our trip. What do you do when you're not spending Christmas at home? Do you decorate with small touches around the house or you think like Mr.C and not bother at all? Let me know :)