We dragged three boxes of Christmas decorations out of storage yesterday, knowing we didn’t need them.
We’d already decided that a tree with ornaments would be too much hassle. But there were a few items we needed from those boxes.
We only wanted the lights.
Just plain, white lights. Simple candles (electric) in the front windows, a garland with bulbs around the front door, another string of bulbs running the length of the back deck, and more strands inside.
Tom was out running errands at dusk. I made sure that the lights were up before he returned in the dark, so that they’d be there to greet him.
Christmas is a simple holiday:
Cast light into the darkness.
Today’s penny is a 2014, because that year we loved the Christmas lights in the bedroom so much that we kept them up for four months.