Perspective – Decorating Cheer Trending

I’ve never been one to follow trends, but I’ve done so accidentally, I’m decorating for CHRISTMAS. I didn’t know I was part of what might be a nationwide movement until I watched a news show yesterday on the topic. I’ve noticed in my area many people began to put up Christmas decor long before November even arrived. My husband and I chalked it up to warm weather and putting lights up with sunshine on your back instead of winter winds.

I’m going to bring out the Christmas boxes and ornaments one at a time. I’m going to hold them in my hand and delight in their history. I’m going to focus on the childhood faces of my sweet boys when I hold the glittered and painted handmade ornaments they made in my hand. I’m going to remember parents and grandparents when I use things that were precious to them throughout the years.

I always try to start with the Nativity. It is the reason for the season. It might be a cliche’, but it’s one I like and intend to live by through these next few months. The joy I have felt just thinking about bringing Christmas out early makes me think I might leave the beautiful reminders of God’s love up for a long, long time. Does the word ‘Springtime’ sound long enough?

Funny, I have no urge to buy anything new or change colors or placement. I want everything in the same old corners and rooms. Decorating early seems like a bit of insulation against the horrible circumstances of the current days. I wonder…are you decorating early too?

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.” (Micah 5:2).

9 thoughts on “Perspective – Decorating Cheer Trending

  1. I am seeing the same early decorating movement here in Florida, so I think that can rule out the sunshine motive. I was planning to blog about this on Thursday but your blog captures more than my words would. If ok with you, I will post a link to this post on my blog to yours.

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  2. I’ve heard Christmas music (crass and materialistic) in stores already. That’s not inspiring to me, so we will continue to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to get out our Christmas mugs and plates. We savor each stage of decorating, too.

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    1. Timelesslady

      The jangling of the secular songs sometimes becomes just more of the noise instead of music. I love the old crooners, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Andy Williams…I also love Johnny Cash singing the old songs.

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  3. Timelesslady

    There is so much turmoil going on here in the U.S. I feel everyone getting a little edgy, even those usually peaceful and easy-going. There are so many negative situations it’s hard to sort it all out. As soon as something seems to make sense it will change, or utterly turn around, and on top of that, there are so many people giving vent to bad words and bad behavior now. I don’t know how those living in some of our major cities are coping with the inner city crisis. They are moving out of the cities by the thousands in our country. I keep reminding myself God is good and in control. That is my peace right now.

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