Now I'm not so sure.
If there is one thing that says "Christmas" to me each and every year, it's the sight of a decorated tree. Our tree isn't one of those stylized, themed or color-coded trees. It's always an eclectic mix of ornaments we have given our kids over the years, ornaments that we inherited, ornaments that we collected on our travels as souvenirs, ornaments that remind us of meaningful people and things in our lives and ornaments that our kids crafted when they were young.
And I always love the living room when it is lit only by the twinkling lights reflecting on the shiny tinsel garland. I can look at that tree every evening and remember and smile.
I am definitely missing that this year.
So I am compensating. I've gathered together all the colorful and ornaments that are listed for sale in my eBay store and I am decorating with them. There is a big bowl on the coffee table that is now filled with shiny ornaments. And a swag of garland across the fireplace allows me to display more ornaments there. Not a lot of decorating, but enough to make my living room feel festive.
While I will not have all my own special Christmas ornament memories around me this year, I am happy to make new memories. DivaDawnLV has LOTS of fun and colorful ornaments in stock so I will enjoy them until someone decides to click that "buy button" and make those ornaments a part of their own special holiday traditions.
Wishing you all the hope, joy, sparkle and love of this holiday season.