Good Morning and welcome to the after Christmas time of the year when things must be packed up and put away and the whole Christmas season is under review.
I am going to be taking my decorations down slowly and putting them away in an orderly fashion so that when Christmas is upon us again I shall know where things are and that they are all in good condition and ready to go.
I shall be mending those treasured decorations that are a little worse for wear and then putting them away - will save time at the other end when days are busy. The hanging loop on some decorations on my Advent Tree needs replacing so that will be done before the tree is packed away.
I have gone through my recipes and discarded those I will not use again and have filed as "successful" those I will use next year. I have made notes in my Christmas Journal about quantities for food etc. and am taking photos of my trees etc. so that next year I can do it again - or will know those I wish to change.
I have included in my journal a list of things that I want to make for Christmas next year and included the patterns and instructions and will make those during the year - probably in winter months when it is cold and quiet and the warmth of Christmas will touch me then.
I have lots of wonderful Christmas cards which I won't take down until I have the time to respond to them and then I must find something to use them for. Such pretty scenes and colours - a shame to throw them into the recycle box.
If you have ideas as to what used Christmas cards can be used for - please get in touch and share them. There are lots of ideas and I just want to find an easy one which appeals to me.
Here are some ideas I have already found: