The Joy of Christmas Decorations
Who doesn't smile when they see Christmas decorations? There's nothing like the 'Christmas is coming' feeling when the tree appears and the big box of decorations comes down from the attic or out of the cupboard. Old friends are carefully unwrapped and the memories flood back. Spoken and unspoken thoughts cross our minds, "I bought this at a Christmas market in Austria!" and "Our John made that when he was just seven". That the nostalgia of the past years can lie wrapped up in tissue and hidden away for most of the year still surprises us, and the anticipation of another Christmas never fails to engage us at some level.