Christmas Decoration Day

Might be light posting until later. We’re festooning the house with every manner of garlands, sparkling lights, flocked and twinkling trees (three of them), lanterns, holly, candles, life-sized and animated Santa statues, and all manner of holiday paraphernalia.

So far, the front porch is dressed up.

As are the kitchen/dining areas of this 100-year-old Maine house.

Next: the back porch, and ramped entry way.

Later — photos of the finished product on the inside and the “Griswold’s” lighted display outside. T’is merry and bright!

Why do we go to the effort /trouble for just one month’s time of jolly, jolly, before we pack it all up, clean up the flocking, tinsel, etc., and leave for warmer climes in our Florida home? Because we love stress, er… Christmas.

Well, (sigh…) t’is the season.

Fa la la la la…la la la la and all that.

Right?

Wouldn’t it be a lot simpler (and peaceful) to just remember and observe that Jesus IS the reason? And leave the decorative trappings behind?

By Radiopatriot

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3 comments

  1. I agree with “Wouldn’t it be a lot simpler (and peaceful) to just remember and observe that Jesus IS the reason? And leave the decorative trappings behind?”
    In 2012 my husband was laid off in November of that year. That put a real damper on Christmas or so I thought. Follow this short conversation between me and my husband:
    Husband: When are we going to put up the Christmas tree?
    Me: I don’t really feel like it this year.
    Husband: What? Just because I’ve been laid off doesn’t mean we don’t decorate & celebrate Christmas like always. We still give thanks & praise God from whom all blessings flow–even through job loss.
    Me: You’re right, but I’m not gonna go crazy.
    (The Christmas tree was the only decoration we had that year.)
    But the story doesn’t end there! Two days before Christmas my husband had a job offer, and began that job in February of 13.
    Sometimes the amount of “decorative trappings” distract us, but in 2012 with only one decoration our focus was on the “One”–the One who was born to die that man might live. ~Blessings

  2. I have been feeling that Christmas is over. Never had this happen before. I need a big dose of grandchildren.

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