Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Decorating for the Holidays. Sort Of.
Practically every home celebrating the holiday has a tree. If there are lights on the house, there is most likely a twinkle in a window. Every large Christmas display has a tree. The White House, Rockefeller Center, the Macy's at Lenox Mall in Atlanta (although that one looks particularly sad this year). The best Christmas movies are about the tree - Charlie Brown, Christmas Vacation. Need I go on? Based on the importance of the tree in regards to holiday decorating, you have to ask yourself - Was a good faith effort in decorating really made if a tree is not present?
After all, where would you put the presents? Does a stocking even matter if there is no tree? Where would you put all those years worth of Hallmark ornaments? What would be twinkling through the window as you drove up to the house late at night?
Considering this was the first year in our house, I had high hopes for our holiday decorating. We started with a few of these on the outside of the house: