They’re so lovely aren’t they?
OR at least.
They WERE so lovely. Many of them.
When we first bought them.
Or made them.
Just NOT so much.
Not so more.
As over the years.
They’ve got tatty and tired.
Chipped and broken.
Or they’re missing half the pieces.
But hey no worries, huh?
We just need to go out and buy a load more lovely Christmas decorations.
That will solve it. Won’t it?
Hmmm. It doesn’t. Does it?
BECAUSE before we know it, the new ones are tatty and tired too.
And the real problem is we just have too many and too much.
To look after.
To pack away carefully.
And fix when they’re broken.
And this is true of so much of our stuff isn’t it?
Lovely new things become quickly sorry and sad.
Because we have neither time nor space to care for them.
So today we’re going to look at our once lovely Christmas decorations.
Let go of those beyond repair.
BUT also stop for a moment.
And have a think.
About what we might mend.
Just 10 Things – Christmas Decorations
So this is day five of my 10 day Christmas declutter series.
To get the most from the series it is best to start at the beginning.
Today we’ll go to the Christmas boxes and bags we got out on day one.
And then stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on Christmas decorations
- Open our eyes to the battered and broken
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for …
- Advent calendars
- Paper chains
- Nativity sets
- Dried fruits
- Gift sacks
- Snowflakes & icicles
- Christmas figures
If they’re beyond repair, let them go.
If you just don’t like them, let them go.
If you have more than you could possibly ever display, let them go.
BUT do have a think if any of them.
With a little love and care.
Could be mended.
Or if not.
Have a think of other little, loved things that need fixing.
It could be shoes needing heeling.
Or even just a polish.
A broken zip.
A missing handle on a chest of drawers.
Blunt kitchen knives.
A jumper needing darning.
And between now and Christmas.
Spend a little time every week.
Mending something broken.