Good bye, decorations; so long twinkle lights; toodaloo tree; nice to know you, cards and pictures; sure did enjoy you, cakes and cookies.
Most everything was packed away into the Christmas bins today, leaving the house feeling light and airy and open once more - and bringing tears to the eyes of more than one Peanut.
It just shows, doesn't it, that for everything (turn turn turn) there is a season? There is a good and proper time to bring out the candles and wreaths and holly, and there is a good and proper time to put it away again, and return to ordinary time. It's hard to sustain the festive atmosphere. Celebrating is an endurance sport!