I certainly don't do as much Christmas decorating as I used to when I was younger. In fact, since my son passed Christmas is always a bittersweet time for our family.
But this year it has been easier to get in a festive mood, so we got out all the old Christmas things and tried to use them in new ways. The above wreath is decorated with clear bulbs that my sweet grandson and I tie-dyed to be pink in color. They turned out lovely and I was able to use them in this old wreath. I have it mounted on an old bird stand and it is proudly displayed in our living room.
Our tree is only about three and a half feet tall and it sits on a desk and the end of our main room in the house. My sweet sister in law gave me a Christmas book a few years back with all kind of handmade papers and cards. This year I took it apart and used it to decorate my little tree.
When you retire and live on a fixed income it is not possible to go out and buy new each Christmas so I reuse things each year. Be…