Boxing Day at Our Little House Delayed
When I signed onto my Facebook account on Monday, I saw a post from our Australian daughter about having all of her Christmas presents put up for the year. “It’s time for the sun and beach and fun with family,” she wrote.
Even before I signed onto my computer, I was thinking that the English, Australians and other countries that celebrate Boxing Day had a good idea.
While there are other meanings to the holiday, it primarily is celebrated in those countries as the day to put up all of the holiday décor and find room for the new presents received for Christmas.
My mother always kept her décor up until after the first of the year, she said the holidays included New Year’s, but I think she just loved the Christmas so much that she used it as an excuse to keep the lights on the tree lit a few more nights.
For me, though, when Christmas is over, it’s over and I just want to move “toward the light” of longer days and warmer weather and get past the drudgery of winter.
I had good intentions yesterday, but still didn’t feel quite like dragging the ornaments and the tree back to the storage area under The Belle Writer’s Studio.
Our kitchen is also cramped with the gifts we received and now more than ever, I need to practice my “one in, one out” policy. New stuff comes in and we have to get rid of stuff to avoid clutter.
I have a week off, so there’s always tomorrow.
When do you put away your holiday decor?