This is our 6th Christmas as a married couple, and so far we’ve amassed 2 good sized bins worth of Christmas decor. (Not including my nativities which all have their own boxes.) Anyway, it seems like quite a bit of Christmas stuff, but not so much that we can’t put it all out.
My mom, however, has had quite a bit longer to acquire Christmas decorations. As a result she has lots. Like, lots and lots. So many, in fact, that for the past several years she themes the house when she decorates. Last year it was snowmen. This year it’s Santa stuff. We could have picked angels. Or reindeer and sleighs. It really makes decorating more fun. It’s like having a whole new set of decorations every year! Of course, it helps that my parents have the space to store it all.
Anyway, how do you do it- do you get out all your Christmas stuff every year? Or do you pick and choose? And how do you resist buying new things every year to add to your collection? (I don’t resist. And that’s why my collection continues to grow.)