I spent most of the morning taking Christmas down at our house. I'm always sad to put the extra lights and sparkles away in January. I was hoping to leave things up a little longer, but last night as we were turning the lights out and heading to bed, Tom and I realized our tree looked really wilty.
Halcyone was napping while I gathered everything into an orderly pile on our dining table. When she woke up, she was concerned, pointing to all the placed things had hung or stood. I showed her the pile and explained that Christmas things only decorate our house for a few weeks each year. I doubt she understood! I had been planning to put her Christmas books away, but instead have decided to leave them out. Who says we shouldn't read about Jesus' birth all year long?
During Halcyone's second nap I tidied my crafting station and dug into the Valentine projects! I'm so excited to have something fun, bright, and new to hang in the living room! I have one project nearly done. I'm hoping to start posting tutorials for these projects soon.