Saturday, October 2, 2010

My holiday bah humbug

With as much as I love decorating, I still have yet to figure out why the only holiday I acknowledge decorwise is Christmas.

Don't get me wrong, I love the fall – but not enough to put pumpkins and acorns all over my house. I'm not bias against the fall – I feel the same way about 4th of July, Easter, Valentine's Day, etc. I've just never walked into a store, and seen a fall wreath and thought "yes please."

Maybe I put so much energy and effort into decorating for Christmas each year that I can't summon the strength to seasonally decorate until the following Christmas, maybe it's because I don't have kids, or maybe I'm just bah humbug about non-Christmas holidays.

Each year, when others are so excitedly buying Halloween and Thanksgiving decor, I try to figure out why I have zero interest in doing the same. At one point I thought I had a solid theory – colors. Fall colors don't go with my decor palette, so therefore I don't do it. And Christmas works because I'm all about green, silver and white. This theory was quickly shattered though when I realized this should mean I'm passionate about St. Patrick's Day.

At this point, I'm out of theories, and I'm okay with that. I'd rather spend my money things I can keep out all year long anyway (or what I'm currently spending all my money on – going to a chiropractor 3 times a week*).

I enjoy fall in my own way – with pumpkin bread and pumpkin beer. It's the perfect about of fall for me.

* Yep, my back and neck are that special. Although, next week I do graduate to only 2 appointments a week. My adjustments are going great so far, and my weekly headache count quickly decreasing.


  1. I don't decorate much for Fall either. Every year I think I will do it the next but I never this point in the year I am already thinking on my Christmas Decor

  2. The only holiday I REALLY decorate for is Christmas as well. I have some fall stuff, but other than that, the rest of the year my house just looks like my house. I have my 'spring' pillows and my 'fall' pillows, but they are just what I swap my decor out to.

  3. I never decorated for anything other than Christmas until my son started getting into it. I never really saw the point, but now I love the way his face lights up when we get new stuff out for different holidays.

    I don't do much, just enough for him to think it's special.

  4. I've never been one to decorate for anything but Christmas. except for my bedroom is designed and decorated for two "seasons": spring/summer and fall/winter. Spring/summer is bright and spare; fall/winter is neutrals grey/black/white with cozy fabrics and accents.

    My Christmas colors are blue/silver/white.

  5. I'm the same way. Part of it is laziness, and the other is cheapness. i refuse to spend money on things I don't love and i've never found a fake pumpkin I wanted to propose to.

  6. I was just talking about how I don't decorate much in the fall - but Christmas!?!?!? Look out! I do, however, have to admit that my two daughters have decided mom needs to get with the program and do some decorating to celebrate Halloween (not my favorite "holiday") and we just did a project that works nicely. Christmas is fun to decorate for - the rest of the year? Eh-whatever.