Can you believe it is December already? This year seems to have flown by as everyone slowly started getting back out and about. I pray that we can still enjoy this holiday season and that 2022 will find everyone safe and healthy.
Today, while writing this, my Christmas tree is decorated minus a few very special ornaments due to our cat. I saw some snowflakes early this morning, which did not make me happy if you know me.
Decorating Help With The Cat
Our cat, Mr. Teddy, is now over 1 year old and still such a klutz. I had to remove our tree skirt since he seemed to want to hide his toys under it then attack it. The ornaments I did not put on the tree are safe from any future accidents that might happen. So far, knock on wood, so good.
I am slowly bringing up all our Christmas decorations. We empty out our glass cabinet each year, and put all the remaining nutcrackers in there. I have to say, I really love how that looks. In the last few years, I have given my children their choice of a nutcracker for their home. We had over 50, and it was past time to thin the collection down. I am left with most of the ones I want to keep except for five, which they will be taking home this year. Not sure what I will hand out next year, maybe some of the many holiday decorations I put all over the house. Downsizing 42 years of this and that is not easy. Everything reminds me of something or someone, but I would rather do it now while I can share the reason why it means so much to me.
How Do You Decorated In December?
What about you? How do you decorate for Christmas? Do you still have children at home that love to help? Do you smile as you set up a snow village knowing your grandchildren are going to love it? What about your ornaments? Which is your special one? Maybe you and your family celebrate the holiday season differently? What are some of your traditions? I would love to hear from you about what brings you joy. For me, I think I need to get to a garden center and buy some poinsettias. Maybe a new Cyclamen? Whatever I get, I know it won’t be December without one. Now to keep that cat away from it.
Happy December, Everyone!