One of these years I’m just going to do it. I’m going to resist my need for tradition and release myself from the habit of staying true to my box of handmade ornaments and meaningful old decoration I’ve collected from loved ones over the years. Yes, one Christmas I’m going to decorate my tree with brand new shinny blue ornaments. I say this year after year but for some reason I just can’t bring myself to change despite this fantasy and putting up a second tree to satisfy my need for a new and blue seems like I’m cheating on my traditional tree. It’s my annual Christmas tree dilemma and this year is no different!
When it comes down to it, everyone knows I’ll pull out the boxes of decorations, some from my childhood, others made by our children and grand children, and yet others made or given as gifts by family or friends and next thing you know my tree is decorated with a miss matched, well worn, mosaic of a life time of Christmas memories.
Part of me will love it but a little part of me will be saying to myself and likely to my husband more than once “Maybe this year I should have just gone with new and blue,” but we both know I could of, maybe even should of, but I don’t and likely won’t. In a weird way, not decorating my tree in new and blue has become its own tradition because when it comes right down to it, I can’t really imagine my tree any other way.