Saturday, January 1, 2011

Decorating for Christmas

Decorating for Christmas

Contribution by Kennith Griffin

Decorating my home for Christmas is a solitary event for me. I like to turn on my favorite Christmas music and keep some hot water ready so that I can prepare hot tea or cocoa for myself as I decorate. Each time I delve into the boxes of Christmas decorations, it's like opening up a treasure chest of memories.

Our current home is very small so I have a small tree to decorate rather than the really large ones I used to decorate. Having a smaller tree requires that I be more selective with my decorations. It is fun to choose a new holiday theme each year and it's easier and less expensive to do that with a small tree. In addition to the tree, I create various other decorative sections throughout the house. There's always a nativity scene, a collection of nature related items, and an area to display our Christmas cards.

At the end of my very enjoyable day at home alone in my comfy clothes lost in a world of memories, my family returns to a home transformed with holiday decor. We all gather in the family room to enjoy Christmas cookies, popcorn, and hot cocoa while watching holiday specials on CableTelevision.

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