4 Jan 2009

WEEKLY WINNERS - Enough of Christmas Decoration


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I enjoy very much the time before Christmas and do quite a lot of decoration. But when Christmas and New Year is over, suddenly I can't stand anymore to see all these things, for me a new year has started and I wanted to put the whole stuff away !



That's what I did, I put everything on the dining table






and put angels and Santas in bags and cartons.

When our son was little we had to wait until after the 6th of January because of the 3 kings who had to arrive and give the presents to baby Jesus. Mr. Gattino stucks to this tradition but this year I tried to find a solution to not offend him and still be able to put the Christmas stuff away.



I put the 3 kings on a Ferrari, driven by Michael Schumacher so they arrived already on Jan 2nd !



and could give their presents. Mr. Gattino was happy and so was I because now



our Living room looks "new" again for 2009 !

12 comments:

Puss-in-Boots said...

I know exactly how you feel, Gattina. I used to weight until 6th Jan (12th night) as it was supposed to be bad luck to take the Christmas decorations down before then. Now I think, too bad, and take 'em down earlier and as you say, things are fresh for 2009.

maggie's mind said...

Hehehe, I love that solution! I agree completely about being done with Christmas entirely once the new year has arrived. Love these shots and the story, too.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Thanks for coming by!! Happy New Year to you too...

The Muse said...

Nice to meet you this new year!

claudie said...

I was born the 6 th january! so I will wait until thursday!!! Love the red ferari! I would like to have the same but a right one! *giggles*

Vlado&Toni said...

hahaha ;) you're good, 3 kings coming with a ferrari. very good idea;) which reminds me i have to start cleaning my stuff too.

Gabriel said...

Lovely shots, Gattina!!! Hope you have a fantastic 2009.

DianeCA said...

Wow the three kings are really getting modern these days! Of course after making it to your house so many times over so many years you would think they would find a faster route..I mean even I could get there before Jan 6th LOL

karisma said...

I also packed up early this year. Before New Years actually!

Heart of Rachel said...

I love putting up the tree and Christmas decorations but taking them down is not that fun. We're bringing down the decorations after the feast of the Three Kings.

Your "solution" made me smile.

Melli said...

How'd I miss this post? Must be cuz I was at the Spy Museum all day! I feel just like you about it - love it before Christmas - but when it's done, it's DONE! Get it outta here! Isn't it great to have the house back to normal?

connie said...

What a fun, crreative weekly winners set! I agree w/you~since we get our tree (real tree) the day after Thanksgiving & by CHRISTmas day, after we've had our gift opening, I'm ready to take it all down & put the lights & decorations away. It's the most awesome time of the year for me, but I'm so ready to have my house back on CHRISTmas day.