So for you Holly Jolly people who really get into it, here's my little tree and some stockings:
I would get a larger tree, except for two things:
1) My weenie dog chews on anything that's within his reach.
2) The little tree is too convenient. I just pull it out of the box, all decorated, and voila! Two minutes of effort vs two hours. ;)
Here are some close-ups of a few of the decorations on my little tree:
|Weenie dog ornament|
You know, there's this part of me that really wishes Christmas could be more about making memories with family and friends than having to buy everyone a present--particularly buying presents for people you don't even see or talk to outside of the holidays. It's also hard having to wrack my brain for something that I want these days! I feel like have everything I want and need, as I'm just not that materialistic of a person. In fact, I've been downsizing my "stuff" to make life simpler. Just give me your time, and I appreciate that much more than a physical present.
But I don't want to seem like a Scrooge, so I will say that Christmas is generally a cozy holiday, a day of hugs and warmth during a cold time of year (although it's currently in the 80s here in Texas right now, which is blowing a lot of people's minds.) And I do like the artistic/personal side of decorating your own tree.
What about you?
What about Christmas do you like?
What do you not like?
Is there anything you do that is a unique sort of tradition, not related to the usual tree and lights and presents? Comments welcome.