I know I've said before that I was doing a more scaled back Christmas and I really am. I did not put up 1/2 of my normal Christmas decor. I did not put up the dining room tree with all my Grandmother's vintage ornaments on it. It didn't decorate my banister with oodles of greenery. I didn't decorate my basement family room at all. I tried to just plop down some Christmas items in among my normal decor, instead of totally redecorating the entire house.
Looking around my house I have a sense of calm now, rather than the nagging thought in the back of my mind telling me that "Pam, you have to put all this crap away after Christmas!!!". I think I can easily put this stuff away, with the exception of the tree, within a few hours.
What was that? Oh, that was a sigh of relief that you just heard coming from central Ohio.
So, here are some photos of my trimmed down Christmas trimmings.