I am about to get real with you. Moving twice in six months left me craving simplicity. I am excited for Christmas. But you know what? My bare Christmas tree is just as beautiful as it was when I went the whole nine yards in San Francisco. The fact is, taking the ornaments out and adding the burlap bow which cascaded down, was just not happening. I have back problems so the bending down just did not seem fun at this point. And then I realized that I really like the simplicity of a naked tree.I kept it really simple, even with wrapping. Because my usual thing is making a beautiful package that takes so long that I don’t want to wrap and I rush on Christmas Eve. Yeah, not fun. So I thought if I kept that simple this year that maybe I would wrap all my presents before the 24th.How do you think my idea is going? I have three gifts wrapped and many to go. But at least all my shopping is done–officially as of last night. So simple is the word the key word for me this year. Otherwise, I just would not get through everything I need to because of the amount of change that has happened in such a short amount of time. But I am pretty sure that Mary kept it pretty simple when she placed Jesus in the manger. So there’s that. Which also reminds me of the nativity scene I made in preschool out of toilet paper rolls.I added this winter scene to my desk. It goes with all the white, keeps it clean and simple. I can dig it–a simple Christmas.I also set these prints on the windowsill–no mess, no fuss. They came with the Advent Study I am doing with SheReadsTruth (It’s amazing). They also keep me centered on the reason for the season. My street is so decorated and is so lovely at night. And the city goes all out. So I haven’t felt the need to go crazy in my little, tiny apartment. Maybe it is all the moving. And maybe I decorated in SF because in the 50 degree weather, I needed to be reminded that it was actually winter. Although Christmas in San Francisco is fabulous.
Linking up with Lisa, Katie, Annie, and Cait.
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