Well there aren’t a lot of decorations in our little village. There is however a lovely Christmas tree that still has its lights at the moment.
I will be taking my tree down this afternoon, mum said ‘its only been there a little while’, I had to remind her that 6 weeks have already passed
Edited to say that I will be leaving the branch that I decorated with little lights outside until the batteries run out
I bought a cheap 5 metre string of ‘warm white’ led lights from Action. I threaded it along part of my fence . They loked so nice that I went out and bought 2 more . They have a built in timer ( works by what time you initially turn them on) and they come on at 5.30 pm and switch off at 11.30 pm.
I have decided to leave them there and as the nights lighten I shall change the timing.
Today I called in to thank some elderly near neighbours for an unexpected New Year card and chocolates that they’d dropped off while I was out. I was surprised to see that their impressive nativity scene was still on display as she is an avid churchgoer. I asked when it was coming down and was told that the Christmas decorations come down on February 2nd, purification (?).
I understand her thinking… but I’ve never adhered to that for the crèche in our church… and none of the parishioners have ever complained… it took me a while to get used to NOT tearing everything down for 12th night…
I normally dismantle the crèche some time after the Old Folks’ Xmas Party… towards the end of January… (basically choosing a day when the weather is dry and I have some spare time).
The Commune decorations stay in place for the Old Folk… then they disappear like magic…all thanks to our elvish cantoniers…