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dismantling Christmas

January 6, 2014

I had evergreens and holly from the garden on the mantelpiece this year, can you tell?

It’s always a little bit sad, taking down the Christmas decorations. It’s not like putting the decorations on the tree, when the Pictlets are eager to go through the boxes and renew their acquaintance with old treasures. We’re not one of those families that decides this year’s decorations will all be silver and teal and go out and buy accordingly. Our decorations have been built up over time, and from the beautiful handmade glass bauble we bought at a Berlin Christmas market a couple of years ago, to the plastic Charlton Athletic balls given to us by a friend with a sense of humour, we cherish the return of them all. When it comes to putting them back in the box though, that’s just me.

It’s the end of the Uppermill Advent calendar too, but we had a get together for the calendarians (as I am choosing to call them) and their families yesterday, and it was lovely to see how many came along and were so positive about the experience of decorating their windows for people to come and see for no other reason than that it was a nice thing to do. So now all that needs to come down too. Anybody got any tips for removing double-sided tape?


3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2014 11:42 am

    I know what you mean; we do the same thing with the baubles and as a result, taking down the tree feels like removing an old friend. As for sticky tape, surgical spirit? Vinegar?

    • pictfamily permalink*
      January 9, 2014 1:56 pm

      I fear there’s going to be plenty of opportunity to experiment for the windows. Will let you know what works best!

  2. Creative Crafter permalink
    January 10, 2014 4:05 pm

    White spirit – how apt!

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