Saturday, December 31, 2016

Breaking Up Christmas


As always, I'll spend the last day of the year deconstructing the Christmas tree. According to my maternal grandmother, it's bad luck to leave the tree up in the New Year. I don't actually believe that -- I know folks who leave it up much longer and they seem to be doing okay. I know of others who put the tree up Thanksgiving afternoon and take it down Christmas afternoon.

But I enjoy following my grandmother's tradition -- and not having to make the decision of just when to take the tree down - the 6th of January? before February? March?

Easier just to get it down and keep my grandmother's spirit happy.


Since I wasn't here when the tree was put up, I'll enjoy handling the ornaments and remembering their stories . . . and John will haul the bare tree out before sundown and we'll be have a modest little New Year's Eve celebration. 

Happy to be here!


7 comments:

Susan said...

My best wishes for a 2017 with steady agility progress...........and NO drama!!!

Anvilcloud said...

Hereabouts, most people seem to leave it up until after New Years.

Suz said...

Happy New Year

Barbara Rogers said...

Love the hand crafted ornaments you have. Enjoy the real tree event, smell, needles falling, and maybe even some resin on fingers! I'm not doing trees any more...but still have a box of old decorations tucked away somewhere. Keep those ancestors happy! And have a happy new year yourselves!

jennyfreckles said...

Happy New Year to you and John and hopes for health and full healing in 2017.

Jim Egerton said...

A whole new year ahead of us. May it bring peace and understanding

Carol Crump Bryner said...

How nice for you to be home! We always left our tree up because my husband is Russian, and we thought we should have a tree for Russian Christmas. It was mighty dry some years by the time we took it down, especially when Russian Christmas fell like it does this year - two weeks after regular Christmas!