For the rest of the year, the box of Christmas decorations lies forlornly at the back of the cupboard, another load of ‘stuff’ just shoved away to gather dust.
Then, when December arrives, it magically turns into a chest of festive cheer that you can’t wait to get down, along with the tree and get on with decorating the house.
From the old baubles from your childhood that have lasted through the years to adorn another generation’s Christmas tree,
to the newer ones you’ve bought yourself.
The tinsel draped round the tree, and the Christmas crackers nestling in the branches ready to be pulled over Christmas dinner.
If you have a restrained household you even hang chocolate tree decorations on the branches. Or realise, that like us, the whole lot would be gone in a matter of days if you did. Oops.
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