All of my holiday entertaining is officially over. The Fam Damily was here for thee hours on the 21st; my Hand-Picked Family was here on January 3rd. We enjoyed a clean and decorated house (over the the 24-Days-of-Putting-Stuff-Up).
And now it's time to start the 24-Days-of-Putting-Stuff-Away. This is my plan to make taking down the Christmas decorations as painless as possible. I will put away one decoration every day and soon--by maybe mid-February--all the Christmas decorations will be down and put away.
That is, of course, unless I decide to embark on the 350 Days-of-Taking-Down-the-Tree. Same strategy: take down one ornament at a time until they're all safely wrapped in tissue paper and stored in the ornament box. :-) Why not? We have an artificial tree this year, so there's no hurry. We may end up enjoying our tree year 'round at this rate.
Happy Holidays, everyone!