Victory Cottage

By Kassie Pounds

Sometimes after Christmas, I’m one of those people who can’t wait to get rid of all the extra clutter from the decorations. I love to get the house back in “normal order”, whatever that is. 

Ahem….I have two 6 year olds. Sometimes I feel like I can breathe easier when everything is put away and I can start fresh again.

However, there are other years (ok, MOST years) when I dread the cleanup, dread parting with my twinkling lights, dread letting go of those fake snow-covered garlands and trees that adorn the house.

If you’re one of those people who get Christmas Décor Separation Anxiety (also known as CDSA), I’m here with good news!

There are ways to sloooowly part with all things Christmas, and that warm fuzzy feeling you get while sipping hot cocoa and gazing at twinkle lights in a sugar-induced trance.

Let me share my décor tips brought on by years of CDSA.

  1. Ditch all the red décor. Nothing says full-on Christmas like green and red!
  • I’d recommend putting away that giant tree, but keep the smaller ones out if you want to. Mini evergreen trees, or white bottlebrush trees are great for winter. 

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