When it comes to holidays, any holiday, I’m not much for decorating. I don’t know whether I’m lazy and don’t want to drag things out and then have to put them away or if it’s just not as much fun as it used to be when kids were around to get excited. In any case, my efforts are fairly minimal.
This time of year I do get out a few of my favorite things. Cranberry bells ring in the season,
and favorite books always find their way off the shelf. I still read them aloud if only to myself.
Here and there are little vignettes
and there has to be a Santa or two just to make it seem like Christmas.
No matter how little decorating I do, a few nativities come out of their boxes. I have quite a collection representing a variety of styles.
My new favorite is this one that I found in a little shop in Yarmouth last summer when we boated to Nova Scotia.
I would love to know the person who spent hours constructing this marvelous set and give her a great big hug.
Each detail strikes me as a work of love whether its the use of textures
or bold colors. Quite honestly, if nothing else were out for the Christmas season, this nativity would be enough. In fact, it just may stay out long past the holidays!
As I wander from room to room, it dawns on me that the good side of this minimal approach to decorating is that every piece seems important.
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