Growing up, my mom had at least two giant plastic totes of decorations for each holiday and season. From Fourth of July to fall to the month of January, there was a decoration for everything. And it wasn’t subtle decorations. No. This was all-out, looks like you walked into said holiday or season’s Mecca.
When I started college, us roommates would do a slightly half-assed version of Christmas decorations, but nothing really stuck.
Last year, in the townhouse with Brett, I threw out two stockings for Christmas, but kind of left it at that.
I assumed my attitude towards seasonal and holiday themed décor would be about the same – ‘meh.’
Little did I know, there is this switch that goes off in your brain when you move into your own house.
It’s like all the pent up décor opportunities explode from you and you have this incessant need to decorate with the season and holidays.
Pre-house, a bale of hay was something that I would see while driving past a farm. Now, I use it as a pumpkin holder.
Speaking of pumpkins, they used to be things to carve funny faces on. Fast forward to now and they come in every shape and size and color and I feel like I need to have them all. I don’t know where this is coming from, but I have fallen in love with seasonal and holiday decorating.
I think there is a part of me that feels like I am doing a disservice to the house if it’s not festive.
Which brings me to my attitude as of today: if it doesn’t look like the seasonal or holiday décor actually exploded in your house, you’re not doing it right.
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