Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas Denial

I admit it already. The first step is admitting it right? Doesn't really matter because I am blissfully enjoying my denial. Christmas cannot possibly be over. I simply will not allow it.

My decorations refuse to budge. The tree (thankfully it's fake) stands triumphantly blazing lights in the corner of the room. Banisters all decked out and red velvet blankets still snuggle on our couch. Officially our family has decided to continue celebrating all month. Boxes to be filled with red and green will not come of out the garage until the end of January.

Yes, I know we are hosting celebrations and people at our home. Quite possibly hundreds of people will pass through our doors this month and see our faux pas. It only makes me smile and giggle all the more.

Christmas cannot be contained in a month. The joy of celebrating what Jesus has done for me, my family, my everything simply doesn't fit into 31 days. Our home bubbled over with love, friends, family and hearts wide open to Him. We ushered into 2012, thankful for the past and expectant for all that lies ahead in the future.

So, what's the harm in celebrating a bit more. If a lit tree and sparkling ornaments of God's faithfulness brings smiles to all of our faces, then this mom says leave them up. If a manger scene reminds us that each day is all about Him and not about us, why tuck it away so soon. And if our family all agrees and friends who visit shake their heads and smile, why not?


From our home to yours Merry Christmas. And yes, I know it's already January, but we're still celebrating over here and would love to have you join in the festivities.

9 comments:

Heather and Kathy said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

My decorations are still up too. I will take them down in a few weeks. I like them up and the girls (4 of my students) did such a beautiful job decorating, that i just don't want to take them down yet.

Heather

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

I get antsy...and those puppies go down by the 1st. However, I listen to my Point of Grace christmas CD all the time. I LOVE celebrating Christmas in song year round.

Tracy said...

Hi Sara - I so know where you're coming from. Can't bring myself to take my tree down either, sigh, will have to do it soon though. God bless and may your 2012 be very blessed
God bless
Tracy

Janie Fox said...

Mine are down and I was sad to see them go but they had been up since early November and things get a bit dusty on the tree. Enjoy yours. I left lights up around my kitchen window and the laundry room window....its pretty and I couldn't bear taking them down.

Alex Cabezon said...

I am glad to hear I am not the only one. We didn't put up much, but I am totally enjoying our tree. It is real, so it gives off a wonderful smell everytime the girls pull more needles off. I am not done celebrating yet either. Thanks for sharing.

The Klippensteins said...

You go girl!! Have fun and keep making great memories with your adorable boys!
Wendy

Divine Mrs D said...

Saw this and thought of you after reading this post:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/davidhenson/2012/01/the-redemption-of-time-the-christian-calendar-as-civil-disobedience/

Sarah said...

Thanks for celebrating with us ... Now I have to remember to dust my ornaments before I eventually put them away and will definitely have to get some more Christmas music for year round listening. We don't really have any good Christmas cds but sing all the time around here ... Any other good suggestions for Christmas music would be a blessing.

Be blessed bunches,
Sarah

Libbie said...

I needed this reminder yo keep celebrating Christmas actively!!! Thanks!