It’s National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day!
You don’t have to answer that question but I have a feeling I know who few who have already removed any trace of the holidays from their home.
Once again, I was roaming around Cyberville and learned that this was Take Down the Christmas Tree Day. Who knew?!
Some choose January 6 because it is the end of the Christmas Season…the twelfth day after Christmas.
When I worked in an office 5 days a week, I tried taking everything down on January 1 while I still had the time. Now, it comes down when I'm ready for it to come down.
We’ve had to push back our holidays this year because of illnesses so our decorations will remain up through this weekend.
Whenever you plan on removing all of your decorations, here are a few tips to help you when next year rolls around.
~Pack By Area
Try to keep decorations for each area in a separate box. If you can, place a list inside the box noting what is inside.
~Pack So Things Don’t Jiggle
Just as when you pack when you’re moving, make sure you fill in spaces in your box of decorations with towels or paper to prevent your items from breaking.
~Don’t Pack What You No Longer Use or Want
Many of us have treasured ornaments that hold a special meaning for us…a decoration given to us by a loved one for example. Those we keep forever.
However, if you have ornaments or decorations that you pass over each year, consider giving them to a young family member or friend who is just starting out.
Or if not, donate them!
It’s always a good idea to remove the batteries from anything if you will not be using it for a period of time. Remove them and store them for next Christmas or find another use for them.
As much as I love Christmas decorations, I’m ready to have things back to normal. I may keep out a few of the battery-operated lights and candles, though.