Just A Little Longer


I have to admit that the Christmas season just goes way too quickly.

I still have my tree up and we will probably keep it up for a few more weeks.  

I don't take it down until the soft glow of the tree is obnoxiously embarrassing in mid January.

I wish people would act like they did before Christmas.

People ARE nicer.  Really.

As soon as Christmas is over the stores are filled with Valentines products, organizational stuff for the people that BOUGHT too much and diet and fitness merchandise for the people that ATE too much!!

Sometimes it feels like it goes so quickly and I just want to hold onto the beauty of Christmas just a little longer.

So..I think I will:-)


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  1. Alicia @ La Famille

    i agree…i was going to go upstairs and snuggle in my covers with my laptop,but instead, i’m going to sit by the fire and look at the tree…try to soak it in a little longer πŸ™‚

  2. diane cook

    Ahhh…you are so right. Maybe that “hold onto that Christmas feeling” after Christmas should begin with us. Quite a concept to ponder =)
    Ahhhh….love your photography. I will read on~

  3. D Smith Kaich Jones

    i am still listening to christmas carols. they seem to sound even better this week.
    ps – thanks for the visit & the kind words & oh my! i LOVE your tree. i’d keep it up a while longer too.

  4. christina

    it’s so very true. it goes too quick. just this morning, i made a cup of cider and put some xmas music on. i am still loving the glow, of our tree.
    thank you for visiting. and i am so honored, that you enjoyed the article.

  5. Traci

    enjoy your tree. it is gorgeous. i did a little shopping yesterday and you’re right. all valentines and storage options. jeesh. as for the diet and exercise stuff. didn’t even look. i give up. pass me a cookie.

  6. amy~ the gypsy chick

    this is so true, someone once told me that the tree is supposed to be a representation of a sign of HOPE. therefore should be up though the new year!!! πŸ™‚
    i hope that you have a very blessed new year

  7. Dore

    Beautiful, and not a bad idea at all.
    Jeanne, my aunt has been known to leave it up into Febuary, a little much at this point but you are right nothing like the spirit of Christ-mas!
    Thank you for a quite reminder of what we should all remember that sweet love of the Lords day.

  8. Alli

    Jeanne, I was beginning to think that I was the only one who felt that way about Christmas. Way too many people were excited to take their trees down the day after :-). I still have mine up and going strong πŸ™‚

  9. Goof for you Jeanne ~ keep the spirit alive! I have been reading all over how people have already dismantled everything but not I ~ no no no! I will take the tree down this week-end but I too want to hold onto it just a little bit longer….

  10. Sounds wonderful!! Wishing you JOY and LOVE for a wonderful New Year my sweet friend. Thank you for all the blessings, love and support you have given me this year. Have a lovely merry happy last week of 2010! Love to you!

  11. Shanon Gallegos

    While I love the Christmas decorations and the lights of the season, I am done with it all! My house is back to normal, it all came down the day after Christmas πŸ™‚ I do notice the darkness of the house when I go upstairs now, without the glow of the lights to guide me.
    I love to follow your blog, yours is the first I always look for! Love all your pictures!

  12. Theresa

    We leave our tree and most of the decorations up past the Epiphany… it helps keeps us wrapped in the spirit of Christmas long after the 25th has gone. Our tree is usually dropping needles like crazy but that’s o.k…. Merry Christmas and I hope 2011 is full of everything you hope for! Theresa xoxo

  13. kolleen

    i couldn’t agree more!!!
    there is something about the nighttime…
    when the only lights in my house that are on,
    are those on my christmas tree.
    it simply makes me happy.
    loving you

  14. Chrissy

    I totally agree. The atmosphere of Christmas should be around year round. Not just the decorations, but the facts that people do seem to be a little nicer and pleasant.
    My house is just a little too small to leave up my tree, but I have done that in other houses. However, I may still keep my smaller tree up πŸ™‚

  15. Pat

    Jeanne, I so agree with you. Mine is still up and I plan to leave it up for another week or so. My MIL is here and she will go stand by it, look at it and walk away…I’m waiting for her to ask when I’m going to take it down or she’ll offer to “help”. I’m not letting anyone intimidate me into taking it down. If some people can have a tree up before Thanksgiving, surely I can have one up 1-2 weeks after Christmas.
    Blessings and Happy New Year to you and your family.

  16. LuLu

    I’m joining you!!! I’m still keeping my tree up and my bowls of ornaments…. just took down the stockings. It all went so fast this year for me that i thought it would be nice to enjoy the lights inside for part of January.

  17. andrea

    I know just what you mean…it seems I just got everything up…and then it was over. I think holding on a little longer is a great idea.

  18. Donna

    No bah-humbug here! Love that all the hustle and bustle is over and I can relax, light a fire and snuggle up with a good book!!

  19. margie

    love love love you sweet girl…so grateful that YOU came into my life this year…
    Happy happy new year…
    LOVE you…
    kiss kiss

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