Have you clocked the date today? 25th November. That’s just one month until Christmas… are you ready?!
There are already houses with their outside lights flashing away along one of the main roads we use regularly, most towns have had their big Christmas light switch on events, and the shops have been full of Christmas products for weeks (and weeks). How is your Christmas shopping going? Are you all bought and wrapped?! I should hope not…! I have to admit that I’m not a big fan of Christmas lights, trees and those cheesy songs until we’re actually in December, but there is no escaping it is there!
Having said that I’m not wanting to decorate my house just yet, I have already eaten (and enjoyed) some mince pies (with custard, of course), and we have been rehearsing Christmas music at Band for several weeks. There is getting a little festive with the preparations and going over the top!
Anyway, today I wanted to broach the subject of Christmas trees. And baubles. Basically, the question is – colour coordinated or not? Which do you have?
I am looking forward to putting up my tree – for which I have a large number of silver, white and green baubles, and a long string of white lights. I think my tree looks rather splendid when the lights flicker and make the baubles sparkle. It adds something to my lounge and makes me smile. I will spend an entire Saturday afternoon playing about with it to make it look just as I want it.
But I can also see the side of the non-matching tree decorations. The use of all the colours. The home made. The garish. The “every bauble tells a story”.
Which do you go for?