Taking Down Christmas
My hubby was teasing me a bit this year when I was taking down the Christmas Decorations on the 28th. I received the eye roll with a half-smile and continued to “de Christmas” our home. I will tell you right now, yes, I am superstitious and hubby is not. But, he plays along with me anyway. For as long I can remember I have done it and my daughter does it too. Sometimes little idiosyncrasies like superstitions are passed onto our children. But I am not alone in this tradition/superstition there are a lot of people who have designated days or dates to take down Christmas and their various reasoning for the annual ritual.
Having hot cocoa and warm cookies is a great motivator for any helpers you may have too. ( plate from Target ornaments from walmart)
They say that dragging all your baggage and bad luck from last year into the New Year will be allowing the bad to move forward with you into the New Year. For me, I want to hold tight to the good things from the year before but pack away any negative events and sweep them out with the rubbish.
For many the December 31st is the day to take it all down. But, it must be done before the bells of the New Year are heard. This will allow for the riches you had in the previous year to carry on into the New Year. No mention of bad luck or negativity. But, I think it is similar to my reasoning (no matter how flawed) .
The 12th day of Christmas is on Jan. 6th and for some it is a traditional day to take down the tree and decorations. It is considered the end the Christmas celebrating and effectively offers closure on the holiday season.
It is difficult for me to surrender the Christmas spirit. Thank goodness it stays within us long after the decorations are out of sight.
When do you begin taking down Christmas?
I look forward to seeing you all here tomorrow night at 7am (MST) ( for the early birds) for the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop link party. I know you will have some wonderful holiday posts to share.