This is Day 3 of the writing prompts on Sue at Sizzling Toward 60 & Beyond’s advent calendar. Today we are to “deck the halls and decorate.”
Our Christmas decorating fluctuates. There have been years where we have gone all out, and years where we have kept it simple. We always have a tree and stockings, but the rest will vary.
I know what I did not want to do, was allow Christmas decorating to become stressful. Rob and I both have known people who have been so particular about the decorating of their tree, and so concerned with decorating their homes perfectly, that it took the fun out of the process.
When we moved to Texas, we did not have room to bring our ornaments and Christmas decorations. So that first year, in the apartment, we made new ornaments for our tree. The ornaments we have now are all either hand made or acquired since we made the move nearly 6 years ago.
While boat have ample room for lights, finding room for a Christmas tree was challenging when we lived on a sailboat. On our first boat, we removed a cushion from the settee.
On Loco Lobo, however, we have room for a full-sized tree!
Iliana still placed the star.
Rob enjoyed some coffee.
And we played the fireplace video on the TV!
We chose to forego lights this year, but we did put a wreath on the bow. I’ve set up a decorating activity for Iliana each evening. Last night she made snowflakes.
And, noticing that our larger tree could use some more ornaments, I had Iliana make sandpaper ornaments tonight!
We will continue making decorations in the evenings, and I still need to pick up some more stockings from the dollar store. Otherwise, our halls are decked!
Now It’s Your Turn
How are you decking the halls this Christmas season?