If you celebrate Christmas and put decorations up you’ll be aware of the tradition that they need to come down on or before twelfth night. That’s the 6th of January and what happens if they don’t? Tradition has it they stay up the whole year till the following Christmas. Are you really asking me ‘who follows traditions?’ Yes, I follow that one religiously.
You guessed it, every year I have at least one decoration, some lights and maybe a cracker or two who get forgotten. I live in such a little house I have no idea how they hide from me but they do. Somehow they merge into my décor and become part of the daily furniture that I don’t see them as I remove all the tinsel and tree decorations, the huge woollen Father Christmas, the pom-pom penguins (they managed to stay out last year!) and the plastic deer.
This year it was hiding behind the door and stayed so flat and quiet (after the cards had been removed) that I hardly noticed. Needless to say there’s always one memory of Christmas that stays with me till the next year. This time it’s my angel shaped card holder that goes on the back of the door. I even nearly took it down this morning then chastised myself. It’s evaded me till now so it deserves to live in the house for the year. I have such a mismatch of ornaments and items in my house I doubt anyone will notice.
Are there traditions you stay true to?