we’ve placed decorating for christmas at the bottom of our priority list. we’ve made a conscious desicion that next year will be a big decorating year for us and this year will be minimal to non existant. what with shifting house 5 days before the day and all. plus, i’m a bit worried about where we might store everything when it’s not in use (we have no storage in the new house.) but i have been buying little things here and there when i see them. only the things we have to have for a proper christmas, of course. i stopped by a fair trade tribal craft shop and found stockings and a wall hanging. and some hot pads and oven mitts (for when i have an oven). and today i found the most fantastic santas made from raw silk. necessaties, i think you’ll agree.
but there is one thing we won’t have that i think will be greatly missed. and that’s a tree. they sell artificial trees here. i’ve seen them several places and been tempted. and then i remember something must be done with the tree between early january and thanksgiving and i have no idea what that might be. but over the weekend i was struck by genius.
we should have a christmas palm tree. or maybe a banana tree. i know, it’s been done before, but not by us. it would have to be fake and it could be left out all year long. no storage space needed – other than a few shoe boxes for lights and decorations. so, i’m thinking i’m brilliant. and this is gonna be our new tradition.
now i’ve just got to find where i can get a fake palm or banana tree. wonder if they come pre-lit?