With November just around the corner, it's time to think about getting the holiday decorations out.
We used to have a TON of Christmas decorations around here because we did a tour of homes 17 years ago and the house had to be decorated to within an inch of it's life. Seriously, we started decorating in October.
After that, it was tough to get motivated to decorate for a a couple of years. We eventually recovered and naively resumed decorating, confident in the notion we had so much stuff, we'd never have to buy decorations again.
However, as you might have guessed, time marched on and they all wore out, and we're down to pretty much nothing usable. Each year, I think I should hit the after-Christmas sales and get new stuff, but I keep packing up the old stuff, telling myself I'll worry about it "next year".
So, it seems that "next year" is here, and we really need to get some new Christmas tree decorations. While, we do have some ornaments that have been in the family for years, others are simply worn out, and truth be told, I'm bored with a lot of it, so this year would be a good time to freshen up the collection a little bit.
That might be a nice surprise for my daughter who's away at her first year of college. She's usually the main Christmas decorator, since, if left to my own devices, I won't get anything up until a few days before Christmas. Maybe since it's time to get new decorations that will motivate me to get it done before she gets home?
Disclosure: This post was written on behalf of Tesco. The wallowing about needing new Christmas decorations is all mine.