Thursday, December 4, 2008
Out of all the seasons, I feel poor Winter gets the shaft. I know people hate the cold, the ice and the snow. I love all of that. The wonder of snow blanketing the city. It's clean, quiet and beautiful. The spare beauty of the trees without leaves. My sister trees: the majestic pines. Whenever I see them begin to grow, I know my birthday is coming.
Once I had my own place, I decided to celebrate Christmas and Winter. I have my standard Holiday decorations. I thought about what really is a good image of Winter: snow. I started buying snowmen and women. Plaques that said I love winter and I love snow with more snow people. I even branched out to Bunnies or other animals dressed up in winter gear. I also buy Angels as well. Because Angels are all year round to me. You can even do Faeries. Because we all know Santa Claus is a jolly old elf. Last year, I found a Sparkly sun to celebrate the return of light coming which happens in Winter.
When Jan 1 comes, I still have a whole slew of happy, funny and sweet Winter decorations that I keep up until Spring. This season look out for decorations you can keep up all Winter long. Or make decorations yourself. Think about what Winter means to you. How you can bring light, warmth and cheeriness to the season for you. I promise you it will help you with the winter blahs that we all are subject to.